”Falling in love with a high school boy is the single stupidest thing you can do.”

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I have been chomping at the bit to read The Best Laid Plans ever since I read the sneak peek on BookishFirst. In my opinion Cameron Lund provided YA perfection with this story. Her writing is tight and flows so easily. I was constantly turning pages and could not get enough of these characters and their banter.

I’m not going to rehash the synopsis, because that’s not my strongest skill. All I’m going to say is that Keely and her gang of friends come to life on these pages. There were parts that made me laugh, parts that made me cringe, parts that made me mad, and parts that made me happy. I honestly felt like I was back in high school with some of the dialogue and banter. Some of the dynamics between characters, just the petty stuff that goes on. This story is at its heart trope-y YA high school goodness, but there’s also the exploration of virginity that feels pretty realistic. Yes, some characters say the absolute wrong things in this one, but if every character in this story said all the right things it would be boring. It wouldn’t give the chance for other characters to say “that’s not right, right?” Everyone’s sex journey is different, and the way everyone feels about virginity is different, and it takes awhile to get to that point in this story, but it’s the message at heart here.

Plus, if you love cute and fun YA with a whole lot of trope, then you can’t beat The Best Laid Plans. It served a delectable trope buffet.

I truly truly hope we see more of these characters in the future, and I can’t wait to pick up this authors next book.