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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  2,006 ratings  ·  335 reviews
The coming out story that will completely change the way you look at love.

Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?

Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead g
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Published September 2016 by Inkitt
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Sue (Hollywood News Source)
The opening of Just Juliet was so stellar I would've rated it four stars. We have a cute f/f pairing where the readers could actually see them as a couple. There's also an older teen m/m couple who has a healthy functional relationship.

What made this an incredibly disappointing read is the terrible characterization of the supporting characters of color.

Lacey is the best friend of the protagonist, Lena. She's black, carefree, liberated and are often painted as the "unlikable bitch" because of h
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Nina ✿ Looseleaf Reviews ✿
I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wowza, this book was awesome!

Lena is a high school senior who has sort of drifted through life so far, unsure of what she wants to study, unsure of why she doesn't love her boyfriend, and unsure what her future looks like. But all of that is before she meets the new girl, Juliet, who makes her realize the one major way her life isn't what it seems: that she's bisexual.

What I loved about this book is that it was so real. Often, L
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Jade
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Free copy provided by the publisher for an honest review)

I knew from page one that I was going to enjoy this book. I didn't know the storyline or anything about the characters but Charlotte Reagan's style of writing is like slipping on your favourite pair of jeans, you don't know what the rest of the outfit is going to be but you don't really care because you feel comfortable. There are many authors who fail to find that sweet spot in their writing and have you cringing with how awkward their w
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Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
I was contacted by the publisher, and was provided a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Lena is a senior in high school, and she’s pretty satisfied with her life: she has a boyfriend who’s sweet, has friends she loves and unproblematic parents. But when Juliet James, the new girl, comes whizzing into Lena’s life, everything she thought she knew about herself is turned upside down. Lena is immediately drawn to Juliet, and finds herself feeling things that she has never felt for he
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lov2laf
The young adult authors are really knocking their books out of the park...Siera Maley, Zoe Reed, Kelley York, and now Charlotte Reagan.

This was a really well written romance about two girls in their senior year of high school. Lena falls for Juliet and is forced to explore and comes to terms with her bisexuality.

The story takes place in the recent past in a setting that isn't super conservative so there are a lot of resources available to Lena. In other words, it's not a dire, self-hating, how
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Heinerway
This is basically a coming out story. A very long (unnecessarily) coming out story. Unfortunately, very little happens in this book... until the epilogue. 2.5 stars rounded to 2.
Alex
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-time-faves
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Highly Recommended
C. Erani Kole
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shoutouts
GOD. This story was so great. I liked the writing style because it made me forget that I was reading a book. Lena was someone I could connect with and I actually found her and her friends endearing. House of Night and college pretty much got me used to the fact that yes, people do indeed call each other cursory names. And yes, they can be forms of endearment. Experience says so.

These bunch of teens were a rougher group in high school, so their language and various personalities really weren't so
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GypsyBookworm
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sweeter type of lesbian story I was looking for when I read Keeping You a Secret. The characters were more relatable to me and I loved the added addition of the adorable m/m couple. Juliet's dad is an awesome character and definitely the kind of person I aspire to be if I ever become a parent. How wonderful that he would open his heart and home to Lakyn and Scott, and be so accepting of his daughter. It really warmed my heart. I don't usually care for most contemporary romance but th ...more
Linh Nguyen
Eh, fan fiction much...I have a feeling the author's better off creating a love story between the side characters Lakyn and Scott, because even though the girls declare their love often enough I saw no chemistry. Good for m/m romance fans but definitely not my type.
Karen Wamsley
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing love story!

I loved this very well-written book. The characters are real and the love portrayed is wonderful! Kudos to the author.


Alex
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coming-out, ya, ff-romance
The beginning of this book had me smiling, it has a warm and welcoming vibe that inflicted fuzzy feelings. Lynn's inclusion to a lifestyle and family that is without judgement is definitely the best part of this read. That said, it feels a little uneventful. It has the usual bits of coming out and self realization that leads to self acceptance, but mostly a lot of mundane day to day living. It doesn't have a lot of drama, nor any great perils. It perhaps seems more real life like that way, defin ...more
Val
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a young adult novel and though I am far from that age I enjoyed it anyway. Sweet, sweet love story for romantics.
Paula  Phillips
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
It must be a current trend at the moment, but lately I have found myself reading quite a few teen books where the main characters are GLBT , more often than not the characters are female and lesbians. In Just Juliet we meet Lena who reminded me alot of Emily from Pretty Little Liars as she is at the beginning dating a football player and appears straight but then her attention is diverted to the new girl - Juliet. Whereas in Emily's case it was Maya. Lena welcomes Juliet into her group of friend ...more
Starsandsun18
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Okay, to be honest I've prepared myself with an angst filled book. I'm really surprised, it's easy going. This is from the POV of Lena, and I like the way she thinks.
Yes, there's still angst but bearable.
A lot of great characters, from Scott I think he's everyone's favorite, down to Lakyn, Lacey, Mr.James and of course Juliet.
Actually, I'm also torn on my rating. I'll read this one again soon and I'll see if I'll change it.
I feel bad for Scott and Lakyn. I think majority of angst came from them,
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Ty
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, what to say about this book. It's wonderfully sweet and cute. It's well written. The rhythm of the prose is excellent, and Lena's internal dialogue is witty and engaging. I enjoyed reading the words so much.

I had thought to myself through the book that it seemed to lack conflict. That's okay, I told myself, sometimes we just need the sweet stories. What I wasn't expecting, wasn't at all prepared for, was the introduction of completely believable, yet completely surprising conflict in the la
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Kurt
I enjoyed this book much more the first time I read it. The beginning was nice as the attraction with the main characters, Lena & Juliet, develops but then becomes a "telling" not "showing" kind of thing for me and very much a simple description of the characters day-to-day activities. The story became somewhat tedious with the grand unfolding of Lena's eventual coming out. If I were asked to describe Juliet fully I would be unable, forced to rely mainly on her appearance. Even Lena, as the ...more
Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
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RATED 4.5/5 STARS

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review

I don’t even know where to start with this review.

I know! I’ll explain the situation of me first. Because it needs to be noted for my later reaction.

So, I’m not one of those girls who adores romance stories. Sure, if it’s in a fantasy book or something and isn’t the main storyline, I’ll probably like it, but romance books just aren’t my thing. I cringe. A lot.

Now, if you were to
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Vicki
Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-romance
It was sweet with the relationship building, but there were many things I just found confusing about the story. I am all for gay relationships and have no problem with people loving who they love. I have a problem with a family that allows teenagers have physical relationships with their knowledge and consent. It is an older person opinion I suppose. I just am not for teens being free to sleep around with males or females.

I do give credit for the acceptance they experienced. I was glad that it
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Christie
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet story

This is a very sweet story and would have been a 5 star had the ending been more complete. Ms Reagan did leave it with a happy ending but it is a very open ending and left me wondering if Juliet and Lena get their forever with each other.
Suze Lavender
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lena is dating a football player and her cheerleading best friend is the most popular girl of the school. Lena has a pretty easy time, but there are no highs and lows. That changes when she meets Juliet. Juliet loves fashion and she has her own style. She's completely herself and Lena loves being around her. Juliet comes from a warm and open family. She shows Lena her world and is her friend at first, but slowly something more is developing between them. Juliet is a lesbian, but Lena doesn't kno ...more
Solaine Chioro
(geralmente escrevo resenha em inglês pra livro gringo, mas preguiça, bjs)
3,5. Foi difícil pensar em quantas estrelinhas dar pra esse livro, porque deu aquele conflito de sentimentos básico. Eu gostei bastante de Just Juliet! Terminei com aquele calorzinho no coração que todo bom romancinho causa na gente. Na verdade, eu fiquei bem surpresa de gostar tanto, porque sim, julguei o livro pela capa e achei essa bem meh. Demorei um pouquinho pra entrar no ritmo do livro, mas quando percebi já tava de
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Emily Mccullough
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.


I like that the main protagonist was bisexual, since in LGBT stories about women loving women, they are almost always lesbians. I did enjoy the book; it was bittersweet and had a nice ending. But the author definitely has room to grow more. Her prose, at times, felt very juvenile and she tended to tell rather than show. The characters themselves seemed one dimensional and lacked sufficient character growth. I like
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Fyre.Katz
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a bittersweet romance this book was. I don't really read books with gay romances in them often but the writing the author did in this was amazing. The characters are all pretty much lovable and real- with their flaws. This is a girl has boyfriend but meets girl who confuses girl about her sexuality a bit and she comes out eventually. At one point I was like no they must stay together and almost cried... the end was great- This book had my attention from the beginning... I luved it! Great jo ...more
Amber
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was peddling to be a three star read with a lot of small things I just didn't care for adding up, which included the pacing, but the last chapter and epilogue kinda really irked me to the point where this is a two star.

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Stephen Arvidson
Texas author Charlotte Reagan debuts with a coming-out/coming-of-age tale of a struggling bisexual teenager from a conservative household.

Seventeen-year-old Lena Newman is an intelligent, well-adjusted student and daughter of a middle-to-upper-class family. She bears all the trappings of a typical teenage existence, right down to her football-player boyfriend. As her senior year draws to a close and she finds herself on the precipice of college, the normally unflappable Lena questions her future
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Procrastireader
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: zzzz
The hard punches were thrown at the very end. Didn't feel much until then. Wish that part could have been the focus of the story.
Emanuele
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-lgbt
I didn't have the patience for it, sadly.
Nicole Locker
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I received a free Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Synopsis
Lena, a 17 year old high school student, finds herself strangely intrigued by and drawn to Juliet, the beautiful new girl in class. Being Lena's first experience with having real feelings for a girl, she finds herself trying to figure out what these feelings mean for her, and comes to the realization that she is bisexual, something she has kind of always known but has never acted on unti
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