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Please Send Help

(I Hate Everyone But You #2)

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Wednesday Books
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Lisa Wolf
First things first: When I requested this book from NetGalley, I had no idea it was a sequel. Despite my qualms, I decided to read it anyway, and I"m glad I did. While it might have been nice to have read the first book, not having read it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this cute, quirky, quick read. (More on this later...)

Please Send Help is written entirely in texts and emails between two best friends, Ava and Gen. Recent college grads, both are now facing grown-up life as they pursue the
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Amy
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the second in a series, I read the first a couple years ago and you probably don’t have to read the first to enjoy this one, but they’re such fun and fast reads I would just read both. It’s told via emails and texts making it really easy to get sucked into this one, it goes by really fast and the drama that Gen and Ava have in their lives is addictive!

While I’m AHEM quite a bit older than the characters I could relate to aspects of their angst, although thankfully I didn’t have to deal w
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Tijana
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC provided via NetGalley, but I swear these thoughts are Mine, whole Mine and nothing but Mine.

I would officially like to apologise to Gen.
I was a little bit harsh on her after the first book.
But, yes, she's grown and I actually found her character interesting and funny.
Problematic, but funny.

Storywise, I wasn't as impressed as I was with the first book.
Maybe I just didn't expect for it to jump from girls' freshmen year at college to their after-graduation life.
I signed up for a fun conte
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rachael ♡
"I’m clearly flourishing in my isolation. Florida is my new natural habitat. Humidity is cleansing! The constant threat of a gator attack is thrilling! Our governor is probably only homophobic as a bit! (That last one is probably too optimistic.)"


Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the ebook ARC of this novel for review purposes.

PLEASE SEND HELP is a charming and raw sequel to Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin's I HATE EVERYONE BUT YOU. It follows Ava and Gen as they enter the world of
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Melanie
Mar 29, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book was not for me. I found the story boring and it had explicit content that I didn't like. DNF ...more
Claudia
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was just the book I needed after a string of books that didn't hold my interest.

I read the first book, 'I Hate Everyone But You', I enjoyed this one more. It was a quick read both because of the format (emails and text conversations) and because I liked reading about Ava and Gen.I liked reading what each of them was up to post-college.

The book tackles some heavy topics in a some
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isobel
Apr 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Advanced reading copy supplied from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

I. Hate. This. Book. Abominations like this are why boomers will never like us.

It really was like going through the phones of those two girls in your class who thought they were absolutely hilarious and quirky, who don't realise that no one but them are laughing at their jokes. It was almost painful how relatable and down to earth to my demographic this book tried to be, while completely missing the mar
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tiffany (readbytiffany)
Apr 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-releases, dnf
I didn't realize this book was a sequel before requesting it, but after reading other reviews, I learned that I didn't need to read the original I decided to give this story a try anyway. However, I quickly learned that I am not the intended target audience, and overall, the story just wasn't working for me.

A majority of the book is told in the format of texts and emails exchanges to chronicle a slice of life between two best friends just out in their first post-college jobs which I personally
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Alyssa Thomas
Oct 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
If I was just rating based on pure entertainment and how often I laughed, then this book would be 5/5 stars. However, I don't love it entirely when I take into account the characters and their actions at times. Not a big deal for me, but I can see someone reading this book (series) and really disliking how the authors decided to write conflict. ...more
Robin
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
this was nice
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
"1) You can buy sunblock that smells really good. Coconut or mango. I think if it smells good you will want to eat it and then when you realize you can’t eat it you will still want it on your body."

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

Please Send Help made me smile and was a super quick read. I really enjoyed the banter between Ava and Gen, and
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Dana (pagestoreadfl)
Thank you to St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars rounded up to three.

Apparently, this book is a sequel. However, I did not know that. I do not think it hinders the reading of this book because of the starting place.

What I liked: I love books about friendships. I love when there are relationships with others, but it does not override the friendship factor of the book.

What I did not like: The pettiness of the girls. For girls w
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Samantha
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the second installment of this series, I continue to be impressed by how Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin manage to tackle some pretty serious, important content while still producing hilariously funny, lighthearted books.

I was initially made aware of these books after listening to Gaby give an interview on the Glowing Up podcast, immediately thinking, where can I find more from this fantastic woman? That led me to the Just Between Us podcast, hosted by Dunn with Raskin, who co-authors this seri
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Gina
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Note: I was provided with a digital ARC of this book thanks to NetGalley, all opinions are my own.


I adored this!!

I read the first book, I Hate Everyone But You, last year and really liked it. The format of these books is extremely fast paced since they are told through text and emails and that's part of why I adore them so much.

This book is my favorite of the two. I don't completely remember everything from the first but I remember being annoyed with how some scenes played out and some o
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
This book was enjoyable and I know these two characters exist but I didn't want them to exisit. Let me explain. One is selfish and cares about focusing a lot on her problems while having her friend pick up the pieces and devote a lot of attention on her. The other says the wrong things at the wrong time and often chooses not to share their problems with the other one. It's tough. It's annoying. But it's real. So how am I supposed to demote stars to a book is very similar to what happen to me? Th ...more
Chadreadsbooks
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
firstly I would like to say thank you to net galley fo approving my request of this book. very grateful

this book is a sequel to Gaby Dunn's and Alison Raskin's book I hate everyone but you, I really enjoyed that book and the format of the story that it is in, which The form of writing is in texts and emails back and forth between two friends who have been best friends since forever and they are called Ava and Genevieve. sadly for me this second book wasn't as good as the first book and I just w
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Selene
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the advanced reading copy of Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin. I can't wait to start this book. Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin are YouTube personalities.

This book is a sequel to ”I Hate Everyone But You.” It is about two best friends Ava and Gen. They have known each other since high school. This novel takes place in their adulthood while living across the coun
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Carlos
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Thanks to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for providing and eARC in exchange for an honest review.

A few months ago I read I Hate Everyone But You and what a nice surprise that book was. Please Send Help picks up a few years after the end of the first book, when Ava and Gen have just graduated from college and are ready to start their first job. Told also through texts and emails this keeps being as fresh and funny as the first book. Their conversations are filled with pop culture references and so
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Manon the Malicious
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Please Send Help is the sequel to I Hate Everyone But You. Like the latter, it is told through written communication such as emails and texts. It tells the story of two best friends, Gen and Ava who just finished Uni and moved for job opportunities, one to Florida, the other to New-York. We get to see what they discuss and only that.

To be honest, I didn't remember I Hate Everyone But You all that well, but I didn't really mind.
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Maia
Sep 21, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbtq
This one didn't do it for me like the first book in the series did. I think perhaps because the obsessive emailing/texting just made more sense to me as something that college freshmen would do, and seemed like realistic for college grads working their first jobs? It was a pick read though, and I might still pick up the sequel. ...more
Brenda
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019
I really struggled with this book. I pushed on through hoping it would get better and it did for abut 50 pages in the 300's but back slid after that. The self centered, selfish, often crass and crude (and occasionally funny. Occasionally.) Ava and Gen lacked hardly any character development from the beginning to the end of the book. This book not only fell flat for me, it fell far short of that. Perhaps because I had not read the first book in the series? Probably not. :( ...more
jessica
Sep 02, 2022 rated it liked it
2.5 - i loved i hate everyone but you when i read it in high school so i’ve been wanting to read this for a while but i’m guessing the combination of my aging and the thematic differences in this book made it significantly less compelling, kinda just meh.
Lynn
Mar 26, 2019 added it
I received this book via Netgalley. I did not realize this was a sequel. I was able to follow the book and get the chemistry between the friends without having read it.

I am not the right audience for this book. I did enjoy the format of texts and emails exchanges to chronicle a slice of life between two best friends just out in their first post-college jobs. I also liked that the book focused on female friendships. However, I only ever connected with Ava's character. Gen's voice was abrasive and
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Seema Rao
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Funny ~ Believable ~ Poignant

tl:dr: Life happens even when it's not on your own time

At first glance, this book looks long, but it's an epistolary of sorts. Two best friends digital communications form the body of the book. I picked this up because I wanted to read a book written by two female authors (for the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge), but I'm glad I did.

I loved how the classical epistolary is updated in this book. The authors do a wonderful job modulating their language to fit the forms (li
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Mel
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
Another funny, relatable installment from Dunn & Raskin, this time catching up with Gen and Ava post-college as they set out on their careers. Ava gets an internship behind the scenes of a show in NYC and has joined Gen on the east coast, though it is just as Gen jets off to Florida for a staff position at a small publication, determined to revitalize it (and ideally make a couple straight girls fall for her). Their personalities shine as the pair continue to disagree over their abundantly diffe ...more
Grace W
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, ya-lgbtqia
I’m lowering my rating because 1) I’ve been thinking and I really don’t like this book enough for the rating I gave it. And 2) author has some shitty takes and I don’t need that energy on top of a mediocre book
Lucie
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
3.5 stars
*Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I had a good time reading the first book in this series, and as continued fans of Gaby and Allison I was intrigued by the next book. This one was unfortunately not quite as good as the first one, but I did still enjoy reading it.

The choice to age them up so much for this second book was unexpected. I thought it would've been fun to read a book where they are comfortable in their college experiences and to see them deal with
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Errin
3.5 stars!

I was a HUGE fan of Gaby and Allison's first book I Hate Everyone But You. This sequel didn't quite hit the same way. I still think it was a super fun, On Brand TM follow up!

A major positive is this is a great start for a resurrection of New Adult. If the genre can rise out of its smutty ashes like a phoenix and follow this direction, that could be cool. There is a lack of books about recent college grads trying to figure life out in 2019. Internships, careers, making new friends, dat
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Dee
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads Books
File this another another book Deanna read and had NO idea it was actually a sequel. HOWEVER, I feel like not reading the first book didn't take away from this novel AT ALL. I love books that are written in interesting ways, and this one was written in emails and texts, and was really fun to read. It reminded me a lot of Meg Cabot's The Boy series that was written similarly. I LOVE books like this, mostly because they are qui
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Adrian
May 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
*e-arc received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I read the first book in this series earlier this year and thought it was fine so I was hoping that in this second book the characters would have grown some but unfortunately this was not the case. This book heavily pushed sexuality and politics in a way that was bordering on unhealthy.

There were a few parts of this book that I found troubling, mostly surrounding the character Gen. There was an occasion in the book when Gen catfishe
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