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High school finally behind her, Winnie is all set to attend college in the fall. But first she's spending her summer days working at her granny’s diner and begins spending her midnights with Dallas—the boy she loves to hate and hates that she likes. Winnie lives in Misty Haven, a small town where secrets are impossible to keep—like when Winnie allegedly snaps on Dr. Skinne ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Swoon Reads
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Lola
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Having adored LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE from the same author, I absolutely needed to read this book. But now that I have, it’s hard to believe that the two were written by the same person.

For starters, this story is told from the first person POV, whereas Alice’s story was in the third person. That was a very good surprise, because Winnie’s voice is so strong. It was wonderful to be able to hear everything she was thinking directly. I cannot imagine someone claiming Winnie is a one-dimens
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
A rom-com with a fat queer black girl as the MC, GET IN MY HANDS N O W PLEASE
megs_bookrack
((VICTORY SQUEAL!!!!))

I won a giveaway!
Monday. Morning. Made.



You know what makes me happy?

Answer: THIS COVER!

✩ Ashley ✩
“🎶... It can't be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad?”

I had to. It’s been stuck in my head all day since I added it to my TBR 😂
Nicole Field
Dec 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
"It’s about a queer Black fat girl in a committed queerplatonic relationship—and falling in romantic love with someone else for the first time."
Rachel Strolle
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was super cathartic to read with all of the ways that Winnie displays the frustration of how the world treats you when you're fat holy guacamole
mahana
Mar 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
ARC kindly provided by Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review.


y'all this is the first physical arc i've ever been sent ahhhhhhh let's go
♠️ Tabi ♠️
Aug 06, 2018 marked it as to-read
eeeep the author of a favorite book of mine where all kinds of representation is done superbly is writing another book!!

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The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
Haven't read it yet, but anything Claire Kann writes is going to be super AWESOME!!! And that cover is all kinds of #BlackGirlMagic feels!!!
Emma
That cover really lives up to the title, and the summary sounds cute and lovely, and I'm so excited for another Claire Kann book.
Fanna
Mar 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
I loved Let's Talk About Love so I'm suepr excited for this!
Jenni Frencham
What I Liked: Yay for diversity! Yay for intersectionality! Yay for queer positivity! All of those things are great. Winnie (the MC) has a strong inner monologue.

What I Didn't Like: There was pretty much no plot. If you enjoy stories that are character-driven but not much happens, then this is definitely the story for you. If you are looking for a plot to carry the story along, you will be gravely disappointed.

This also joins a litany of YA books where the main character is already out of high
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Susie
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think I just read my first book about a throuple. And I think I kinda dug it. Surprised me, too. I love the fat girl self love and the interesting and wholly separate yet well-developed relationships with each of the other characters. Love me some Dallas. And Winston. Cool book. 🤓💜📚
Jenn
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was really cute. I love Winnie's voice!
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This cover model has stretch marks on her arms!!! I love it.
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Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I wanted to love If It Makes You Happy so much. I loved the characters, the world building, and the thematic elements. Kann has lovingly crafted the world and the people of Misty Haven and they are good ones. I enjoyed the body positivity, the diversity, and the queer positivity. Winnie is a great, flawed protagonist.

But...the plot wasn't engaging. At best, I was mildly entertained. At worst, I slogged through a few pages before giving up. It's as if the plot couldn't hold up under the weight o
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MJ
Dec 18, 2018 marked it as contemporary
a romcom about a lgbt black girl I am in love already ???? 😓
Cait Hutsell
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Definitely not the book I expected at first! I wanted more of the contest and more of the town but I loved the characters and the honesty of the MC. I’ll buy for my classroom, for sure.
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