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The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson | Book Review




Book Review:
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson


Spoilers?
Maybe.

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Title - The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You 
By - Lily Anderson
Publication - May 17th, 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin
Format - Hardcover, 352 pages
Genre - Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side.


The Rating :



My Review:

My review in a gif. Which equals 5 stars.

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Book kindly provided by friends. Thank you.

The Cover:
Although they say never judge a book by it's cover I believe the cover should represent what the book is going to be like or at least some aspect of it.

Although after reading the book I'd think the cover is more interesting than my initial thought, but I wish it was less in your face.


The Story:
This story is bout a girl named Trixie Watson and her rivalry with Ben West.
It's like--OK-- Imagine Much Ado About Nothing but with genius high schoolers in an academy for the geniuses and they are also nerds. Like comic books and Doctor Who, and Marvel vs DC references. I love it.


Relationships:
There were more than one couples, and relationships in this book but I will only talk about one of them.
Trixie x Ben
I thought that it was accurate to the thing it was based on (Much Ado About Nothing) in which they hate each other at first. I thought and felt the same way about Ben like Trixie did. Especially with the mustache part. But after the story progressed I did think they were cute together.
And them being all nerdy and stuff really did make their story much cuter.


Family Dynamics:
As for Trixie’s family.
I really did like her parents. Which surprises me because I rarely like the family of the main characters. Her parents were smart, hard working people. Like her dad is a teacher, and her mom is a psychologist. Which prompted Trixie to have some hard times with them because they didn't understand somethings that were going on with her life but besides that they were cool. Like the parts where her dad was almost as nerdy as her wich led to believe that that's where she got it from.


Settings:
As for my favorite settings in this story:
The comic book shop was cool. With the walls of comics and the Doctor Who figurines behind the case next to the cash register. And the park. The school was also pretty cool. And her room. 

This book had more places that felt real compared to other books. 
Like it was more described and more there. It's hard to explain this but I think that the settings just felt more lived in. If that makes any sense.


Overall:
I think I may have finished this book in like 3 or 4 days. Which alone is pretty impressive, but the fact that I read another book based on Much Ado About Nothing. Cause the last book I read and reviewed was also based on the play was really cool and totally not planned. 

I think that with that in mind this book is more based on the play than the other one. Like in this one it's more obvious what scenes correspond to what parts of it. They hate each other and bicker. They overheard that the other might like them and change their thought on each other. Then they start a secret (not so secret) relationship. There's also the friend that gets framed and how the two, being Trixie and Ben, band together to help her out.

The romance was cute, the friends were great friends and also cute, and even the bad parts were brilliant. I truly do love this book and would re-read it.

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