What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume
Maisie Martin is being forced to keep a journal over the summer by a tyrannical teacher. What she'd rather do is spend summer the same way she always does: hanging out on the usual family holiday, pining away over Sebastian, running away from her problems and definitely not entering a beauty pageant.
Okay. All caps time. WHERE THE HELL WAS THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER?
Well, obviously I couldn't obtain it through wibbly wobbly timey wimey means. But you know what I mean! Jenna Guillaume writes YA books that I can really relate to. Her characters feel like people I know in Real Life - and they all speak like people I know. But Guillaume's real strength is in how she tackles teen issues (eg. body image) without it feeling forced or heavy-handed. I really would have loved Maisie and learned a lot from her when I was younger.
And here I was thinking that nothing could best You Were Made For Me...
Alyce Caswell, when she isn't drinking her way through a giant pot of tea, can be found dabbling in multiple genres and writing forms. She has self-published several titles in her space opera family saga, which is divided into two series: The Galactic Pantheon and The Pantheon War. Her most recent book is The Shadow of the Gods.
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