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Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...what's that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a sem
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Wednesday Books
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“Shane has been doing college all wrong”

You fool..........that's the only way you do college.
✨    jamieson   ✨
OKAY UPDATE; THIS COVER IS FUCKING AMAZING


Christine isn't my favourite Booktuber, but she basically single handedly started Booktube and that's pretty fucking awesome. And she's been working on this for years - even though we all KNOW because of her following she could of got it published ages ago. I totally respect the work & dedication that has obviously gone into this.

Plus I think the title is so catchy and fun
Natasha Polis
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Still need to read the final draft, but it's a five star from me! 100 STARS FROM ME! So much love and pride for my best friend!
Melanie

ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter!

“If you could go back and do London all over again, knowing everything you know now, would you do it?”

Friends, I wanted to love this so badly. So damn badly. Christine is not only the actual Queen of BookTube, she was one of the first channels I ever watched. She just seems so kind, and genuine, and I always feel like she radiates positive energy, and she was such a massive part of why I wanted to read Shadowhunters in the first place. But this revie
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Sheharzad ⚘
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya-contemporary
Update: August 7, 2018

THERE'S A BLURB AND IT'S SO RELATEABLE

i'm ready for some college adventures + feels, served with dream-crushing realities. homegirl christine DELIVEEER the coming-of-age college story we all deserve pls & ty 💖

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a book by the first booktuber i've ever watched?? aka my FAAAVV booktuber?? yaaasss

I NEEDS IT
Vicky Who Reads
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
28 September 2018

Oh WOW look at this cover! Not what I expected, but I really love the colors (the green is GORGEOUS). Illustrated covers are awesome!

7 August 2018

but OKAY ALSO WHAT IS THIS--LONDON YOU SAY i am a stereotypical American of course i like British things (shh let's not talk about the revolution). and second chances!!! and British things!!! and feeling like a boring person (because who DOESN'T feel like their life is repetitive?)!!!

5 December 2017

Although I'm always somewhat hesitant
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Allie
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
12/6/17

Saw some Discourse TM on twitter and wanted to throw in my 2 cents that no one will probably read but I just wanted to throw out this perspective anyway. Putting it under a spoiler cut so you don't have to see it if you don't want to. :P

(view spoiler)
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Gaby (lookingatbooks)
Nov 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
I had to fight people for this at Yallfest so it better be good 😂
Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
Sep 04, 2018 marked it as not-released-tbr
Update:11/24/18:
Soooo, everyone who was at yallfest is talking about the ARCs


Update 10/27/18:
EEEEEEKKKK!!! I JUST SAW WHAT THE ARCS LOOKED LIKE !!! MY HEART IS BREAKING BECAUSE I CAN'T GO TO YALLFEST TO GET THEM 😢😢😥
Update: 10/8/18:
Well, the publishers emailed me and gave me a form to fill out! I'm one step closer to an ARC (hopefully)! 😊😊
Update: 9/28/18:
OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!!! THERE'S A FREAKING COVERR!!!!! IT'S THE MOST GORGEOUS THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LI
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Lior
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
I’m RIDICULOUSLY excited for this one. I love Christine so much, I can’t wait!
Haadiya // Hiatus
Dec 07, 2017 marked it as to-read
Christine!?!?! Riccio?!??!! aka my favorite YouTuber and the founder of booktube?
I need.
Leona  Carstairs
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: need-need-need
MY FAVORITE BOOKTUBER IS WRITING A BOOK.
THIS BETTER BE GOOD.
Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
Booktubers books are usually a controversial topic. I'm of the mindset that I should give things a fair chance.

This synopsis does appeal to me, as I'm in college myself and I'm always wondering if I'm being social enough haha so I'll probably give this book a chance and see what Christine has to say.
Morgan Blanch
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as anticipated-releases
You best believe I'm gonna be supporting someone in our community who has spent the past 2 years working her ass off on this book .

And you best believe I'm side-eyeing all of you who are saying she only got published "because of her following".

Jenna
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If Christine Riccio were a book, she would definitely be this one.
Main critique: not enough bananas 🍌
Theresa
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I received an ARC of ABB at YALLFest, and after I started reading it I couldn’t stop. I finished it 24 hours later and plan to re-read it again soon! I love the main character Shane a LOT and I identify with her in so many ways. Her inner monologue and thought processes are so similar to my own so it was extremely easy for me to connect with her! All of the characters in this book are amazing and I love them so much! I experienced so many emotions when reading this book. It made me laugh, scream ...more
emi
Dec 07, 2017 marked it as to-read
I mean, I'll probably read this when it comes out.
Nick
Jan 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
I am reading this just because Christine wrote it, because she is an amazing person.
McKinlay Dennis
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 2019-faves
Part 1- 4 stars
Part 2- 5 stars
Final rating- 4.5 stars

Okay so I tried to completely separate Christine from my mind while reading this but the fact is, you can't. Christine is all over this book (I mean of course she is) but with Shane's likes and dislikes, if you are a viewer of her's, you're gonna pick up on all these things. Putting that aside, if you aren't a viewer, you can still thoroughly enjoy this book. I feel like I can't say much without spoiling the book but if you are a fan of Rainbo
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Charlotte Decker
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ...more
Kristen
Aug 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ooh, I'm glad she's decided to go the college route with this one, instead of the usual high school setting that's been done 1000000 times before in YA.

Also, I'm kind of digging the cover.
Cerine
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
I LOVEEEEEE CHRISTINE SO MUCH, I'M SO HAPPY FOR HER.
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Full review coming later! This was a solid debut, but not a new favorite, and I did have some issues with the romance.

I received an ARC of this book through the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway.
Kyla Harris
Sep 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
Would you look at that cover! So excited for Christine!
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Chi
Nov 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
Another YouTuber/booktuber got her own book yesssss!
Nikki Poulos
Aug 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
7. August 2018

YES HELLO SYNOPSIS REVEALED IM HYPE
Brittany
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fiction, romance, ya, year-2019
4.5 stars!!

I enjoyed this so much!! I have visited Christine Riccio's YouTube Channel occasionally over the years and I always loved her bubbly personality and her effortless ability to entertain. I knew she had been working on a book for ages, so when I saw this was available for preview- I could not wait to get my hands on it.

I loved this book! If I wouldn't have been in the middle of finishing another book at the time I started reading this, I would not have been able to put it down. The p
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Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Jan 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019
Christine's actually one of my favorite BookTubers (back when I still watched BookTube). Not sure what to expect from her writing, but hopefully it's as funny as she is in her videos!
Tahreem Iqbal
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
LOL this is such a funny title but there's also an unexpected depth to it. Makes you think.
Lizzy Mar Salic
Dec 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
Again, But Better
(As in Try It Again, But Better)
Oh god, the tittle sounds amazing. I'm so freakishly excited to read this. I love Christine, I love her videos and her humor, but above it all, I love the passion and dedication she has put on this book for the last TWO years. All her effort is paying off.
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Christine Riccio has been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. No one really listened until she started making videos about books on Youtube in 2010. Now her channel PolandbananasBOOKS has over 390,000 book-loving subscribers. She makes comedic book reviews, vlogs, sketches, and writing videos chronicling the creation of her own novel. She’s also one of the three YouT ...more