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Camryn has been dating Marc FOREVERsince freshman year! She dropped out of volleyball to go to all his games, switched her schedule around to be in his favorite class, and has been busting her butt to get into Columbia so they can go to the same college. So when Marc suddenly, and very publically, breaks up with her a week into their senior year so that he can date the new ...more
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published January 14th 2020 by Swoon Reads
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Toni
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book! Fun and easy to read, it is also very relatable if you ever felt you lost yourself in a relationship.

Cam Roth is a good student, a good sister, a good friend and a good, supportive girlfriend to her boyfriend of three years, Marc Gebler. Cam has a sunny, optimistic personality, but she is also ...a bit pushy or let's say very determined to get what she wants. Right now it is being in the same art class as Marc. Looking into long-tem future, it is
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Candace Robinson
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've loved all of Petroff's books, so I was excited to see what this story would bring to the table. Not to mention this one has a really super cute cover like her other books!

What I like best about Petroff's stories, especially this one, is that it always feels like real and genuine teens. My teen self would have connected so much with Cam. When I had my heart broken, it felt like the end of the world, like things would never run right again. But what I had, as does Cam, was an awesome group of
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Jasmine
***Actual Rating: 3/5 Self-Caring Stars***

Judging from the cover (yes, I do that a lot), Finding Mr. Better-Than-You does look like the kind of books I usually enjoy savoring, if not devouring from the moment I get my hands on it. Thus, color me shock when I realized this book wasn't what it seemed.

To be honest, I was half expecting there to be at least a little romance between the main characters, because wasn't it what the book title was suggesting??? Much to my surprise, this book actually
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Samantha (WLABB)
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cam was so excited to be starting her senior year, but things didn't look like they would be going her way. First, her guidance counselor tried to dash her hopes of getting into Columbia, and then her boyfriend of three years publicly dumped her. Feeling lost, crushed, and dejected, Cam turned to her friends for help in finding a replacement boyfriend in order to make this a year to remember, but instead, what she found was a deeper understanding of herself and the value of friendship.

I think
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Layla Fernanda
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really liked the ending!!!
The friendship in this book is absolutely EVERYTHING
Lisa Mandina
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was excited to try this one out. It seemed like it would be pretty cute. And really, it was cute. It kept me turning pages and smiling, and shaking my head at the crazy things that happened to Camryn. I loved when her friends decided to do a Bachelor style thing to find her a new guy. I loved that we dont get the stereotypical characters, like mean girl cheerleaders. And that even the other woman wasnt really necessarily an evil seductress that we have to hate. Other than the story being ...more
Shani Petroff
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I can't wait for you all to read this book! :)
Candyce Kirk
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
What I love about Shani Petroff's books is that once you sit down and start reading them, you just can't put it down. Once again, I was able to finish Finding Mr. Better-Than-You in one sitting! I really enjoy this author's writing style and that hasn't changed.

Our main character Camryn, or Cam as her friends call her, is in her senior year. She's ready to start the year and work towards going to college in the Fall. When her boyfriend breaks up with her out of the blue, plans change. Especially
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Vanessa
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super cute read! I devoured this book in a day! This isn't your regular romcom. I loved the journey of Camryn finding herself. One thing you learn in this book is that you are your own happiness. The character development was well portrayed, the side characters were those types of friends you need when you're in the dumps. It did start of a bit intense with the main character being a bit obnoxious in the start but as she started to experience different things she developed into someone you can ...more
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4.5 stars
I can't believe I actually liked a YA book that has no romance in it !! but Shani Petroff knew the way to my heart I guess, the friendship in this book are GOALS!, the story is funny that I laughed multiple times, Cam is so much fun to follow around
The story is about Cam who got dumped in the first week of her senior year, in order to get over her boyfriend she tries to date around until she finds THE ONE, but what she find in the end is love
great read if you want an easy quick read
Ashley
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
review to come.
Kiki Z
Feb 21, 2020 added it
Shelves: unfinished
DNF'd at 40%. This is definitely something that wouldn't be appreciated by an adult--the teenagers are just so teenage-y and I think adults will be more irritated than anything else. I might have gotten something out of it at 17 though.
Thamy
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Camryn is in shock when on top of finding out she hasn't done enough to get into her dream university, her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in the middle of a crowded diner, and the video even gets posted online. She decides then to work harder toward college and finding someone better.

Unlike most contemporary YA's, or like 95% of the ones I read, this isn't a romance. And I don't mean it in a way there's this boy but no emphasis on him. It really isn't a romance. I was a little surprised
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bjneary
Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Childrens Publishing for the advance reader copy Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff, in exchange for an honest review. Teens will love feisty Camryn as she is very publicly dumped after a three-year high school romance. Camryn has planned her life and college plans around Marc; so she is totally blindsided by him; even more when she finds out he has been seeing another new girl all summer while she was away as a camp counselor. But what ...more
caitlin
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.

Kind of an underwhelming teen romance. This might be a good recommendation for teen/high school librarians for girls who seem co-dependent on their boyfriends, as really its all about the girl learning about herself, but it was a little bit of a lackluster story.
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Denise
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so cute, yall! It was nice to have something like this after reading some really heavy books.

Cam is an easy character to relate to. Like her, I am a people pleaser and that sometimes makes me loose myself a bit, which is exactly what happens with Cam. She is so focused on making her boyfriend happy and being there for her friends, she stops trying to find her own happiness. Not that being a supportive friend is a bad thing! Its not! At all! But not at the expense of your own
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Trinity リラ   ✧hazelreadsallday✧
Feb 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: garbage, 2020
0.5 star

This is the most awful story I've ever read. Awful characters doing awful stuff.

I don't know what to enjoy here. I was burning with anger while reading it. And I kept reading this, hoping, the ending would be good. But I was horribly wrong. This isn't just my cup of tea.

The book is mostly focused to friendship and knowing oneself better. This isn't about Romance though the title made it seems to be a romance book. The title should've been Finding My Real Self . Anyways, it was a fast
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Lenni Jones
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-and-special
Im a huge romance reader and Im a sucker for a cute main love interest. I think the thing that disappointed me most about this book is that there was no main love interest. It also killed me how dense Cam could be at times.

That said, there were parts that I did enjoy. It was funny how much Cam enjoyed being the school mascot. And dont even get me started on Jemma! You can say what you want, but we all know Jemmas the true star of this book.

The ending of this book was nice, and I hope that
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Cassie
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
As a very engaging and fast-paced high school romance, Mr. Better-Than-You threw a few curve balls my way. Camryn Roth is ready to rock her senior year of high school. She and her high school sweetheart are deeply in love and they both have the same dreams to attend Columbia for college. But Cams world is thrown into a whirlwind after meeting with the school counselor and then later having her heart broken at a local diner. After moping and piecing together her broken heart, Cam takes initiative ...more
Natalie
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Zuza
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-library
This was just an OK read, it had its moments ...
MMill
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Cam is looking forward to a great senior year with her boyfriend, Marc, before they both head off to Columbia to start their happily ever after. Her plans are upended when Marc breaks up with her after the first week of school and the guidance counselor informs her that the college of her dreams might be quite a reach. Cam sets out to pad her transcript with extracurriculars and find a new boyfriend to take her to prom. Only, she learns that in her desperation to get a date, she loses herself. ...more
Sam Taylor
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really fun book! Enjoyed this story of a girl finding herself and learning what true love looks like. AWESOME girl friends, too. This book turns so many tropes on their heads and I'm here for all of that!
cat ♡
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
likes:
- positive female friendships
- minor character growth?
- a MC who loves books

dislikes:
- very bland, (I almost want to say sub-par but also don't b/c wow mean) writing. it really almost read like YA that was published in like 2013 or something
- so much of this was so cringe-y. you could tell this was an adult writing to seem like a teen and just didn't work for me
- Cam was so unlikable & irritating. she was so obsessed with Marc, having a boyfriend, and just changed herself to like
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JOCA
Jan 14, 2020 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Interesting premise, however the cost of the ebook ($15AU) meant that when I wasn't sure about continuing with this one, I wasn't prepared to buy it just in case it got better. After reading some of the reviews re: the romance here, I'm doubly glad I didn't go ahead and buy it. I also struggled with the MC; her characterisation made it difficult for to like her or connect with her. Overall, this was a DNF for me.
Karen
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cam is dumped her senior year of high school by her boyfriend of 3 years and hatches a plan to follow her rom com movies and catch herself a new guy to make her ex - Marc jealous.

Dont roll your eyes this is the rare YA non romance book. Despite the description, Finding Mr. better Than You turns out to mean learning not to shape your entire life around a boy/girl friend, learning to be a better friend and to forgive and let go. This is a lighter read but full of positivity and great messages for
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Samantha Hastings
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The perfect book for anyone who loves romcoms!

Camryn is dumped by her boyfriend Marc and told by the school counselor that she doesnt have enough extracurriculars to get into Columbia. Instead of giving up, she decided to find a better boyfriend and create enough extracurriculars to get into any college. But you cant force meet-cutes or happily-ever-afters. Especially if youre not being yourself.

A unique love story with laughter, tears, friendship, and self-realization. Youll be hard press to
...more
Monica (books_over_everything)
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, contemporary
**Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

Title Finding Mr. Better-Than-You

Author Shani Petroff

Release Date January 14, 2020

Publisher Swoon Reads

Description from Amazon

Camryn has been dating Marc FOREVERsince freshman year! She dropped out of volleyball to go to all his games, switched her schedule around to be in his favorite class, and has been busting her butt to get into Columbia so they can go to the same college. So when Marc suddenly, and very publically,
...more
Sandy
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2019
Finding Mr. Better-Than-You both was and wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting a fun, fast, cute read about a girl who gets her heartbroken, goes on a search for a rebound-to-more guy to heal her heart and finds him. A bit too literal of me? Definitely. What I got was a fun, fast, cute read about a girl who gets her heartbroken, forces some seriously awkward situations in hopes of finding a rebound-to-more guy to heal her heart, but finds herself instead. Is there anything wrong with ...more
Jill
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Rom-com superfan Camryn has been dating Marc forever. Now its their senior year, and she is ready for them to enjoy it. Hes the star of the soccer team, and she goes to cheer him on at all the games. They plan on going to Columbia next year, together, happy, ready to take on the world.

But then Cam gets called to the guidance counselors office and finds out that their dreams could be in jeopardy. She has the grades and the test scores for a good college, but she has no extracurriculars. Cam is
...more
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Shani Petroff is the author of the YA novels Romeo and What's Her Name (Macmillan/Feb. 2017) and My New Crush Gave to Me (Macmillan/Oct. 2017) and the tween series, Bedeviled (Penguin). She is also the co-author of Ash.

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