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3.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,489 ratings  ·  408 reviews
I’m your protagonist—Reshma Kapoor—and if you have the free time to read this book, then you’re probably nothing like me.

Reshma is a college counselor’s dream. She’s the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
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Margot Harrison
Finally, a book for those of us who spent our high school years focused solely, obsessively on getting into the right college and missed out on all that fun and bonding you're supposed to do during the "best years of your life."

If that sounds boring, it's not. It's one of the funniest, most wickedly smart, and most moving books I've read in a while, and Reshma Kapoor is my new heroine.

Remember Tracy Flick, the scheming overachiever Reese Witherspoon played in Election? Imagine she was the heroin
Oct 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
this book was..... unexpected.

i don't know how to coherently describe my thoughts on ENTER TITLE HERE. because although yes, i did think it was a well thought out novel, and yes, the idea is good, and yes, it captured my attention and made me want to keep reading, i didn't find it enjoyable.

the main reason for this is the protagonist, if you want to call her that. reshma is unlike any other protagonist i've read from; she's an antihero and chances are, you're not going to like her. (i certainly
Brooks Benjamin
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Not too many books promise you an unlikable character on the first page. And I'd say even fewer books put the fact that you'll be following a full-blown antihero right on the cover. It's rare. It's risky. And in order to pull it off effectively, I'm pretty sure the author needs to be either some world-building savant or a literary mad scientist.

Lucky for Rahul Kanakia, he's a bit of both.

Reshma Kapoor, the self-proclaimed best-of-th
Sarah Ahiers
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you the reasons why I LOVED this book:

1) Protagonist Resh is Indian. Yay main character diversity!
2) Resh is not "likeable". I really hate that, especially in YA, female main characters are supposed to be likeable. Resh really isn't. She's mean, manipulative, vindictive and does whatever it takes to get what she wants. And yet I still rooted for her the whole time. Which just goes to show the whole "likeable" female protagonist idea is just bunk
3) The novel is meta on, like, 3 levels
Anna Breslaw
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to get an ARC of this book and I tore through it like a monster. It's unique, intelligently written, and I laughed out loud multiple times. I've also never read a YA novel that dealt so accurately and vividly with study drug abuse without being lecture-y. Most importantly, I adored Reshma, even though (orrrr maybe even because?) she was such a nightmare most of the time. There should be more female antiheroes in YA, and she is a fantastic one.

Anyway, yeah, I loved this book.
Elle (ellexamines)
Enter Title Here tries so hard to be funny and informative and ultimately fails at both.

~part of the “I hated this book but felt bad so I didn't rant about it” series~


The concept for this book is great. There's an idea here for a parody of YA novels, and for an exploration of teen stress. And the book started out well! The first 25% of the novel has a ton of potential, and Reshma is a fun antihero with a ton of room for growth. I was completely pumped to see an awesome character arc for
Erin Schneider
Wow...just, wow.

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I cracked open ENTER TITLE HERE, but what transpired over the pages ended up being SO much more!

Reshma, the protagonist, quickly became one of those characters I wanted to hate -- from the start, she was selfish, vindictive, and didn't care how many people she stepped on while she made her way to the top...all of them were pretty much only in her way, anyhow.

But I found it impossible to hate her. In fact, I flew through the pages, realizing
Jen Ryland
Aug 01, 2016 added it
Shelves: wndb
So after complaining (below) about this book's incomprehensible synopsis, I did read it and have mixed feelings (about the book, not the synopsis. The synopsis makes no sense and doesn't really reflect the book.)

On the positive side, I liked the writing. I felt that the author -- a guy -- did an impressive job at nailing the voice of a teen girl. And even though the main character is hard to characterize (an every girl? an anti-hero? a victim of circumstance?) I was drawn in by her. Though I'm u
Laurie Flynn
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book in a way that I haven’t loved many books, because the truth is, this book isn’t like many other books. Sometimes you hear people describe a great story as “something unlike anything I’ve ever read.” Well, in this case, ENTER TITLE HERE really is entirely unlike anything I’ve ever read.

And I loved it.

The main character, Reshma Kapoor, is a lot of things. She’s queen of the study machines at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, poised to be valedictorian, and has h
enqi ☁️✨ (hiatus due to college)
i don't know what to feel about this book. it's so... the premise is so new?

Aug 30, 2016 rated it did not like it

DNF at 50 pages
As a high school student in Silicon Valley myself (this book is actually set in my hometown!), I was expecting a lot from Enter Title Here. Unfortunately, I found the protagonist to be unsympathetic and difficult to relate to.

Reshma is on track to become valedictorian at her competitive Silicon Valley high school. But being valedictorian and having over a 4.0 GPA isn't enough to get accepted to Stanford, so Reshma decides to query for a literary agent a
Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is unique for a couple of reasons.

First, Reshma--whose name I adore and love to say aloud--is an anti-heroine; a protagonist I felt I was reading about from a distance, which seemed like the safest way to handle her. Reshma was someone I wished would do well, yet she often left me cringing. At the same time, I couldn't stop wanting to know if she ever learned to do what was right. Akin to Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, I
Jonah Lisa Dyer
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is insanely good. The writing is absolutely stellar and the main character is deep and real and interesting and, while not a typical YA protagonist or a particularly likable person, I LOVE HER. She's the best anti-hero I've ever read in YA. I will recommend this book to everyone I know and I will read anything Rahul Kanakia writes forever and ever, Amen. I also have that strange electrified feeling that comes from being in early on something you think everyone will be talking about in ...more
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic, ambitious and very funny. I really feel that I need to reread it because there are so many gems in here - the book begs you to read it twice. I love the inventive format and Reshma Kapoor is the absolute perfect antihero.

It's been a few weeks since I finished this book and I'm still thinking about it. I think that's the sign of a fantastic read. I hope you'll pick this one up when it's out in 2016.
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
DNF at 52%

This book just got really strange, really fast. When the word, "murder," became repeated across an entire page, I decided that I had read enough. The main character is very hard to relate to. She is a threatening, rude and spoiled individual. I need a protagonist that is more relatable than this to enjoy a book.
Emily Mead
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
Reshma was the most self-absorbed, arrogant, ruthless narrator I have ever had the misfortune to read about. No way can I get behind a narrator like that, even if she is an anti-hero. No sympathy for people who bully and cheat their way through life with lawyers, money and scheming.
CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Holy shit, this book is so funny and incredibly insightful. It definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I delighted in watching Reshma's trainwreck and, eventually, how she concludes her story.

- Follows Reshma, an Indian-American teen who will literally do anything to win and get what she wants. She is mean, vindictive, and absolutely self-righteous. She decides to write a novel to get into Stanford, but while writing her novel, shenanigans of all kinds ensue. And it is WILD.
- This is hone
Jenn Bishop
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It didn't take long into Kanakia's brilliant debut for Reshma Kapoor to ascend to my list of all-time favorite narrators. There's a lot of adjectives you can throw at Reshma that would stick. Competitive. Ruthless. Intense. Overachieving. The oh-so-dreaded "unlikeable." But what I kept coming back to as I read this book, what kept sucking me in, was how deeply complex she was. Sure, her exterior was sharp as a knife. This wasn't some girl you'd want to come babysit your kids. There's nothing gen ...more
Sonya Mukherjee
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book grabbed me from the first page. Reshma is a hilarious, diabolical antihero who refuses to surrender to the reader's expectations of her, even as she's devising a novelized version of her life, in which she plans to give critics and librarians the character arc that she thinks they'll like. Her story is surprising and funny, and despite everything, it's almost impossible not to root for her and care about her. Along the way, ENTER TITLE HERE subtly weaves in some important ideas ab ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book's sharp-eyed hero will stun you. Reshma Kapoor knows there’s a game to getting into a top college and she is prepared to crush the game and win. Some may call her flawed, but Reshma has no patience for such people: too dim to see discomforting truths or too weak to take advantage of them.

Oh, Reshma gets her comeuppance, but then too she refuses to surrender. And when others press upon her their meaning for her story? She refuses those, too.

Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very special and very different book. I have a lot of feelings about this one.

"To start with, I'm your protagonist-Reshma Kapoor-and if you have the free time to read this book then you're nothing like me."

I have seen many low reviews for this book and I understand why. Reshma Kapoor is not a likable character. She is aggressive, selfish, and honestly a cheater. However, you come to understand why she is this way and you cannot help but sympathize with her. Her one goal has always been to g
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Pages read: 22

Based on the summary, Enter Title Here should have been right up my alley. The problem is that Enter Title Here tries to be both the story of an ambiguous Indian girl writing a novel in a month to obtain a literary agent AND the novel she's writing. Kanakia doesn't do this the way Westerfeld did, by alternating between the heroine and her novel, but by having her novel be a record of her every action in creating the novel.

The result is incredibly artificial. Reshna's smart and har
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

First, I can say that I wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked open Rahul Kanakia's ENTER TITLE HERE. But wow, was I hooked from the first page. Reshma is one of my most favorite main character's ever because she's so real. Notice I said real. She's not necessarily likable. No, she's quirky. She jumps the gun. She's funny. She's ridiculously smart, and at the same time naive, which I LOVED. She's manipulative. And she's a B-word sometimes,
Robin Reul
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kanakia's witty, smart debut is sure to be a hit with teens and the crossover market as well. His spot on writing and unapologetic main character make for an un-put-downable story that will make you laugh out loud. A don't miss. ...more
Sierra Elmore
I love this book with all my heart.
Christian McKay
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Why would I feel so deflated after finishing a book so charged and intricate and hilarious and honest? Well, I too have a contemporary YA debut coming in 2016. It's also about an antihero that absolutely refuses to learn the lessons the book asks of him because he's too damned stubborn. The thing is that Reshma's tale is more nuanced and unforgiving and beautiful than Jaxon's. My only hope is that my book has more video game references and so should provide the hook that will--UG. Even reading E ...more
Heidi Heilig
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Meet Reshma Kapoor: ruthless, beautiful, totally badass.

I adored this book, most especially for our main character, Reshma. I love "unlikeable" characters, especially female ones, and Reshma did not disappoint. She is incredibly driven and won't let anything stand in her way--all while being laugh out loud funny. Again and again, she meets and overcomes obstacles at all costs. I was cheering for her the whole time (with a horrified look on my face), especially as the book wrapped up surprisingly
Nasty Lady MJ
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Enter Title Here, is one of those books where you want to deck the main character face then give her a swirly and wet Willy before finally screaming like an insane person and being hauled off to that special place people go to after they read one too many YA books.

Luckily, I didn’t go to the special place since I DNF’d the book— if reading the entire Halo trilogy has taught me surrendering if often kinder than forcing yourself to have to be rehabilitated through the
Dana Elmendorf
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I hear the word "anti-hero" I turn the other way. I want a main character I can envision being friends with and root for them all the way to the end. This book is NOT the typical book I read, and I could not put it down! With the competitiveness of colleges today, teenagers have to prove over and over again they are super-humans who are superior above all other teens who are doing the same thing. Reshma was no different, and she was ruthless in her pursuit of valedictorian. This author did ...more
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure I've ever read a book quite like this! At times laugh-out-loud, at times heartfelt, and cleverly written. I actually kind of...loved Reshma? She's pretty horrible but also intensely likable, and I wanted to clutch her to my chest as often as I wanted to smack her. She reminded me a bit of me in high school, if my parents were rich and I had no friends. I recognized the AP course calculations and cutthroat jostling for class rankings a bit too well, haha.

This also contains several s
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Rahul Kanakia’s second novel, WE ARE TOTALLY NORMAL, is out in March 2020 from HarperTeen. Her first book, ENTER TITLE HERE (Disney '16) was a Junior Library Guild selection and was reviewed by the New York Times. Her stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, F&SF, and others. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and daughter. ...more

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