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The Resolutions

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  394 ratings  ·  86 reviews
New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.

From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.

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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
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Dahlia
Such a cute friendship-centric read. I particularly like how the book deals with each character's relationship with being "Latinx enough," and the fact that half the MCs are queer (Ryan is gay and Nora is bi and in a very cute f/f relationship the whole book) definitely did not hurt. Nor do the food descriptions! Fave parts were definitely the little chat excerpts; I feel like that's when voice kicked in the most. ...more
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
1.5 Stars
"Give yourself room to breathe. To make mistakes. Eventually you will see that you were always there, you just couldn't recognize yourself yet."

What’s kind of ridiculous is that I don’t remember finishing this book, but my notes tell me otherwise so I guess I did? My draw to The Resoultions story was no surprise, the strong friendship at its heart, and that was probably the only thing I liked. I liked how they made resolutions for each other, but I didn’t actually care
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Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

3.5*

This was cute. I think that people who are a little more ride-or-die contemporary fans will probably appreciate it even more than I did, so keep that in mind. Still, I liked that it explored the different lives of these four friends as they navigated the highs and lows of high school, family, romance, and of course, their relationships with each other. So let us dive into what I enjo
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Adriana Martinez Figueroa
I’ll write a review later this week but bless u Mia

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Rating: 5/5 Stars
Review:
Sometimes you're on the verge of greatness and need a little push from someone you care about to see how amazing you really are. That's the basic premise that Mia García brings with The Resolutions. Four friends challenge each other on New Year's Eve by writing resolutions for each other. These goals are written to see each other thrive, especially as Senior year and graduation are fast approaching. 

First, w
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Alexa
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was so intrigued by the premise — four best friends who pick new year’s resolutions for each other and what happens over the course of a year afterward. Happy to say it lived up to my high hopes! This one is a story about relationships — with your family, friends and yourself. About how to face heartbreak and fear and pressure. About finding your way. About growing up and growing together. I thought it was pretty great!
Zoraida
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun, thoughtful examination on self discovery.
Enne
5 stars

I honestly do not even know where to begin with this book because there are so many things that I loved about it.

This follows four friends who decide to write each other's new year's resolutions over the course of the year as they struggle to complete them. I thought each of the characters was really well-developed and stood aside on their own perfectly, but my favorite part of this book was the friendship dynamic between the four of them. This is closely followed by the fact that there
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Lana Pattinson
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I read an advance copy*

⭐️4 amazing POVs
⭐️Pink hair
⭐️Massive shipping between (redacted)
⭐️Need Puerto Rican postres STAT
⭐️I want to give all these kids a big hug
11/10 would recommend!
Caro
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND TRULY ONE OF THE BEST YA CONTEMPORARY BOOKS I'VE EVER READ. I WANNA CRY BIG FAT TEARS OF JOY. ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to begin with this book, because I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!

I was looking for a story of friendship, and this book gave me that ten-fold, PLUS a look at some really beautiful and meaningful personal journeys.

Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee had been friends for different lengths of time, but there was no doubt that each one held a solid place in their group. They had gathered once again for the annual New Year's Eve celebration, and instead of making their own resolutions, this year, t
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Alyssa Nelson
*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Goodreads. This is an honest review.*

The Resolutions was a slow start for me, but I ended up really enjoying this book. The characters just pulled me into their world and I couldn’t help but to fall in love with all of them.

This book has a lot of great things going for it. First, it’s beautifully diverse, with bi-racial representation, and a couple of main characters who are on various parts of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Garcia has crea
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Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
4.5 stars.

I have a lot to say about this book but I don't know how to put it in words. Just know... that this is officially a big fave.
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Jessica {Litnoob}
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Over all I enjoyed this book and it was good. It wasn’t transformative for me but I’m grown and my growing pains are far behind me. But for a young Latin kid trying to find their way? This book could make all the difference and I’m so glad that it exists in the world.
Kathryn
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Plot

This book was so good that I was inspired to do what the characters did. Jess feels like her groups of friends are drifting apart with their busy lives. So, to bring the group back together and to have some fun she declares that their resolutions for the year will be done differently. Instead of everyone saying what they want to complete for the year the group will get together and give them two resolutions. Each person had a resolution that was specific to something the other friends felt w
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Scarllet ✦ iamlitandwit
We’re so used to the weight of emotions we don’t notice we carry them everywhere.
Ya lo terminé! I cried and smiled and felt so connected to Jess, Lee, Nora & Ryan (Jess and Nora specifically).

It did drag in the middle for me, it's was a little too long, but nevertheless, I thought it was a sweet friendship story with amazing representation that felt like home.
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Jeannette
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, wishlist
I didn't realize before beginning this book that it was a book about Latin American teens. That's a concept that would have meant the world to me as a kid, and even as an adult I was immediately delighted. The premise is also pretty fun: four friends make up New Year's Resolutions for each other and the consequences that ensue from trying to follow them.

What I found interesting about this story is the way it shows how, sometimes, the people who love us see who we are much more clearly than we do
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Lulu (the library leopard)
me reading ya contemporary about high schoolers when i was in high school: fun, relatable
me reading ya contemporary about high schoolers one (1) year out of high school: won't someone protect these CHILDREN
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Rachel
Real rating: 3.5 stars. I liked it!!
Aida Salazar
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell for all of the characters in this book! I saw myself, my friends and the evergreen drama that makes up teenage years in beautiful display. Don't sleep on this wonderful story! ...more
Natalie
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
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Francesca Flores
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg!! I loved this book! These characters and their stories were so realistic and heartfelt, I couldn't help but fall in love with them!

My sweet bebé Ryan who deserves all the happiness in the world!!!!

Nora, who I am so proud of for picking her own path in life! Lee, who had such a beautiful growth arc I could cry about it and, well, I did. And JESS!! Oml I just wanted to wrap her in a blanket and give her hot chocolate for the entire novel. Her resolution was so fitting and I'm so happy for her
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Maraia
I love friendship books so much, especially when they're also diverse!

4.5 stars
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Anniek
I don't remember how I found The Resolutions, but I do remember specifically wanting to pick it up in January, since it deals with New Year's resolutions. And this really is the perfect time to read this book, even though it's not exclusively set around New Year's.

Not only did I read it at the right time, it's also the right kind of book for me. It's centered around friendship, which I love. And it's slice of life, which I also love. There isn't a major focus on an intricate plot, but instead yo
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Natasha Diaz
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great read. The way García navigates four POV's with ease is nothing short of incredible. A must read contemporary! ...more
Mora
May 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommended to Mora by: Enne
Shelves: lgbtqiap-rep
I loved the friendship aspect and how there was never a major falling-out between the four POVs! They just... love and care about one another and it's so sweet. There was a bit of romantic subplot, but the vast majority of the relationship focus was just on the four with each other (and, secondarily, their families).

I also loved the characters' journeys with themselves over the course of the book, and how they struggled to know what they wanted but eventually took determined steps towards their
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NoNieqa Ramos
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Refreshing because it reflects the world I want children to live in--a world where parents of LGBTQIA+ kids love and accept their children unconditionally, where all kids get to forge their paths and explore their own ambitions, where kids with mental illness, with support, can be O.K., where Latinx kids are shown as smart, talented, nuanced, ad intersectional...
Vee
Mar 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
How freaking cute is this cover? I need it.
McKinlay
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Maybe 4.5 but i'm rounding down cause i'm mad. May round up when i'm less mad. RTC. ...more
Lorna
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Slow, passable read, read for a reading challenge but wouldn't ordinarily go for this type, enjoyed it but wont take long to forget it ...more
Cande
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Oh, this book!

For New Year, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora make each other some resolutions to push each other a little but also, to find moments to be together as senior year is getting closer. The story follows the four teens and it’s so delightful and wholesome. Each character has such a personal, honest voice and I love all of them. There’s so much food, friendship, sweet romance and vulnerability between these pages. I… I could keep going forever, that’s for sure. What a
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