Jessica Love’s In Real Life is seriously adorable. The romance, while it might seem crazy that they love each other even though they’re never met “in real life,” is totally believable and you can’t help but root for Hannah and Nick to work it out. While there was a little more portrayal of teen partying and language than would make me comfortable for my middle school classroom, it’s not over the top and characters certainly learn some valuable lessons as a result of their actions. The story was so engaging that I stayed up way too late reading, and I didn’t want it to end. It comes out on Tuesday, so make sure you check it out!
Blurb from Goodreads:
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another.
There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.
Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.
Hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then.