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The Law of Tall Girls

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,140 ratings  ·  220 reviews
When you really stand out, can you ever fit in?

Seventeen-year-old Peyton Lane is a tall girl. So tall, it’s the only thing most people notice about her.

On impulse, she accepts a bet to prove she can be as attractive and desirable as other girls. Now she just needs to go on four dates (including the prom) with one of the guys on her very short list of very tall boys.

Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published September 2nd 2017
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Many of us have been guilty of it, commenting or staring at “that” girl who is taller than the average female. If we see them on a runway or in a magazine, we want to achieve “the look” they are advertising. What about the tall girls who aren’t on the runway, who are teens, already struggling with their identity, their comfort zone, their lives and trying to fit in? Joanne Macgregor has nailed that teenage insecurity in THE LAW OF TALL GIRLS and she has done it with heart, humor and the ability ...more
Sue Holmes
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Law of Tall Girls is a magnificent story from Joanne Macgregor. Her writing is flawless and with a string of brilliant books behind her, this one stands out as her best yet!

Don’t be put off by the slightly whiny, repetitive ‘setting the scene’ beginning, the story needs a chance to warm up. As you get to know the characters and begin peeling back the strategically placed layers, the Law of Tall Girls very quickly breaks out into a gripping story, stuffed full of humor, grit and sizzling romance.
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Law of Tall Girls is my second Joanne Macgregor book, and it was positively wonderful.

Earlier this year I was introduced to Joanne Macgregor through Hushed. It was a beautiful story that left me wanting to read more of the author’s work. Since reading Hushed, I have picked up Recoil but have yet to dive into it. It is certainly high up on my to-read list, but it has yet to reach the top due to how lengthy said list is. Despite the lengthy list, I was super eager to jump at The Law of Tall Gi
Candyce Kirk
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I'm completely honest, Peyton really annoyed me in the beginning, haha. I can understand that as a girl, when you're really tall it can make you insecure. Most things aren't made for the tall girls. Which is completely unfair. Another thing that annoyed me was how rude she was to her mother (I had a feeling there would be more to this story, but we had to wait for that, haha). While I think it's wrong to bet money to see if someone can date (playing with feelings is wrong), this is an importa ...more
Paula  Phillips
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Ever looked at the tall guys - you know the ones that are over 6ft tall and then looked at the females they are with? Be completely honest, how many of those tall guys have short girls as their partners? I know quite a few and the women must be at least a foot shorter, it has never really made sense to me, but it always looks weird and strange. This book takes a look at the theory as I know it's true as my sister is 4 ft 11 and her partner is over 6ft tall. I have always thought its crazy, for m ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
First half was a bit slow and long 3Stars
second part had me all engaged and connected 4 Stars

—3.5 Stars
This book was actually pretty cute.

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Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short Take: Enjoyed it, a lot!!Quick wit, easy read, not a typical teenage drama, well narrated.

Peyton - the tall girl - six feet and three quarter inches who narrates the story, has a charm to her that is refreshing. Jay Young, her love interest, all of six feet four, built like a jock, but likes art, is not a difficult person to like. The law of , tall girls states that the tall boys should not date short/petite girls, or something to that extent and Peyton goes about explaining why. While th
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a beautiful story.

Peyton is such a complex character, and it really was heartbreaking to witness everything she dealt with on a daily basis. This story touches on way more than just Peyton being a tall girl. I found myself relating quite a bit with her—especially with the golden rule stated in her Law of Tall Girls. Being 5’8” myself, I have always found it difficult to find a guy that meets my own personal dating height requirements, and I have grumbled the exact same complaint many
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
This is my first Joanne Macgregor book and I loved it. It is very well written with very believeble and loveble characters.
This classic-sounding love story took a turn that I was not expecting, and it made me like the plot all that much more.
The Law of Tall Girls, at first, follows a pretty simple formula that could be applied to several YA romance reads - girl has some quirk that makes her 'unique,' is treated like an outcast, makes a bet with some a-hole who thinks she'll never find happiness, ends up falling for a guy that she's hiding the bet from. HOWEVER, I love the fact that this was not an insta-love story —
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is everything I want from a YA romance and more. Not only do we get a love story, we get a story about acceptance and loving YOURSELF.
Peyton, our multi dimensional main character, is a tall girl. She feels that her height is the only thing people ever see. At six foot one, it's understandable that she feels that way. Everywhere she goes, people say, "Wow, you're tall." Like she didn't know that already.
One night while working at Jumping Jim's Diner, Peyton sees a tall boy with a short
Jennifer G
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely delightful! "The Law of Tall Girls states that no male over the height of six feet shall be permitted to date any female under the height of five foot eight inches" So decreed by Peyton Lane. Peyton is a high school senior who stands at almost 6 feet one inch. In her own words, she's a giant. Her classmates are even more cruel with their name calling. I admit to never knowing the law. I also admit to being guilty of breaking it. Sorry Peyton! One night at work, tired of being goaded b ...more
This book was so enjoyable and funny and relatable and made me reflect on my own high school and college experiences. Unlike Peyton, I wasn't name called or bullied for being tall or had issues dating (coz you know.... you didn't "date" in high school in South India in the early 2000s), but I could find similarities with so many of her struggles - hitting the seat in front of you in the bus with your knees coz your legs are too long, not finding the right fitting clothes or size 12 shoes in the ...more
Justin Turczak
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The law of tall girls is one of those stories I was glad to read. What this book is about is Peyton lane is a tall girl and it's first thing most people notice. The one thing us short or average size people most of the time we think is their confident since it seems that way. Well Peyton strangely is not. So Peyton is working at her job as a waitress and her workers all got talking that she hasn't truely ever dated or even tried. Not thinking clearly her co workers challenge her to a bet of 800
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Law of Tall Girls is a wonderful book! I loved Peyton – so strong and yet so insecure at the same time – and I loved the hero, Jay, too. Together there was so much chemistry between them, it definitely sizzled.
Peyton has had a really tough life and the reader is immediately on her side, even before we find out what her big secret is. She works shifts at a diner and her two co-workers are horrible to her, so much so that I wanted them to suffer some dreadful misfortune to take them down a peg
Becky Boudreau

I've had this e-ARC since August or September and it's been on my TBR since October. I seriously feel awful that's it's taken me so long to get to this book, but I'm thrilled I did! Now, I did try to read this book back in the fall and got about 30% of the way through the e-ARC, but I really did not like it. I thought our MC was whiney and was not enjoying the plot.

I put it down in favor of other books, but in February revisited this book as a possible read for Contemporaryathon. When look
Natasha Alexander
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the title fool you...this book is for the "the tall girl", "the short girl", "the nerd", "the outcast", “the, I don’t fit in anywhere” – I think everyone can relate to feeling like this at one stage in your life.

Peyton is such an awesome character, she is insecure but has an inner strength, that you as a reader pick up before she does, and it is just beautiful how she grows into her own strength. Jay, the Hero, steals your heart from the start and you find yourself rooting for him and
Ashleigh Giannoccaro
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this one in a single sitting, even if it meant reading in a moving car and feeling car sick! I didn't want to stop.

While this is a YA book, I still enjoyed it and felt anyone could relate no matter how old or young you are. Peyton is a character that we can all understand, she is strong, yet she has insecurities like everyone else. Jay, who I want to call the hero had me on his side from the start.

Overall this is a book every person, short or tall will relate to and enjoy. a fantastic re
Jadyen (jayjaysbooknook)
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first started reading The Law of Tall Girls I thought oh no! This is just going to be another story of a girl whinging about the injustice of her life! But it turned out to be sooooo much more! I loved the way the story evolved and the challenges that Peyton faced and overcame! I could definitely relate to Peyton as I’m a tall girl as well and to see her come up with ways to combat the issues in her life was amazing! The character development was 5 star and I was beyond impressed with how ...more
Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The first few chapters of the book I was like "YESSSSS!" Sooo many things that I could relate to as a teenager, and even now as an adult! (If I have one more short friend recommend Old Navy pants because they saw they come in 'tall' at the store...) but overall I just didn't love some of the messages. I'm pretty sure one sentence even said "nice girls are boring at best" What? What kind of message is that sending? You can definitely be nice and fun and not a pushover. Also, I get that being tall ...more
Amy Jones
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story. Think the message is amazing and this is a must read for teen girls who may not feel 100% comfortable in their own skin. Also to show them that whatever heartache may be in their past is just that, the past. It doesn't have to remain their future. It's nice to have something positive for young females in today's society. I am a mother with two young teenage daughters and they both loved the book. I was given a free copy and chose to leave an honest review. ...more
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read! My fifth from author Joanne MacGregor, is like a drop-in visit with an old friend. It won't be my last! Well developed characters, a captivating story line with unforseen twists throughout the book. More than just a young adult (teen) contemporary romance, the author's well written story is a good read for any and every one. I’m sure that author Joanne MacGregor has more good writing waiting in the wings! ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it liked it
A cute story. I didn't like some of the content... cursing and other things that went too far in my opinion for a YA story. I found the MC to be a believable character and I felt for her with some of the things she went through. ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inspiring, funny, and well written. I really enjoyed this book. It's a book that serves as a good reminder to be comfortable in your own skin. Be who want to be even if it's the queen of the world :) ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was adorable. Peyton Lane is tall-really tall. No, she doesn't play basketball. And no, you don't need to keep asking her how tall she is or make comments about it. But teenagers are cruel so she is made fun of for her height often, making her self conscious. It doesn't help that it's almost impossible to find clothes to fit (I'm a woman of average height and I never even thought about the issues tall girls faced). Or find someone taller than you to date.

This was just an adorable book
Ivy Logan
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this one. real girl. real guy. not perfect . determined to take on their own problems .
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Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Law Of Tall Girls by Joanne Macgregor was a wonderfully fun contemporary read for me, and I was able to start it in an afternoon and finish it all in one night. I’m normally a strict fantasy reader, so that says a lot for me being able to finish a book that isn’t fantasy in a day! It was described that it would appeal to fans who enjoyed Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins, so I knew it would be the one for me as I love those authors. It had everything that I wanted in a contemporary YA book. A ...more
Suleika Santana -All About Books
Loved it! It was a really good story and very entertaining. I could not relate to P at all as I am 5 nothing and growing up I was the smallest of all my friends but I did have a best friend when I was 12 that was 6 feet tall and I know it was hard for her. I could buy clothes from the kids section when I was in middle school and high school and she was stuck wearing jeans and t-shirts. So this story felt very real with real problems and some teen drama. I would definitely recommend this book and ...more
Mary-Anne Finlay
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Teen Romance with a Twist!

When I started reading this book, it felt like a typical teenage love story that I had definitely out grown, but kept going and wasn’t disappointed. The unexpected twists and realities makes this a more realistic story instead of all the gushiness one expects!
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When not writing, Joanne Macgregor is a counselling psychologist in private practice where she works mainly with victims of crime and trauma.

Although she lives in the frenetic adrenaline-rush of the big city, Joanne has always been in love with nature, and escapes into the wilds whenever she can. She's a Harry Potter fanatic, bakes the best choc-chip cookies on the planet, and is addicted to chil

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