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Every Reason We Shouldn't

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Warning: Contains family expectations, delightful banter, great romantic tension, skating (all kinds!), Korean pastries, and all the feels.

Fifteen-year-old, biracial figure skater Olivia Kennedy’s Olympic dreams have ended. She's bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of an athlete... until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink. Jon
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ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Tor Teen
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Penzi Hill
A stereotypical look at love, but appreciated for it's candid moments and the diversity of race and class shown. Yes, you will be able to guess the love interest from the moment he walks in the door. Yes, the female protaganist values an almost Tumblr-esque pride about "not being like other girls". Yes, they get together with minimal, if no, conflict because they are just "so in love". I realize that these statements might make it seem like I didn't enjoy this book, but I felt quite the contrary ...more
Sarah (Cover to Cover Reviews)
I'm pretty sure this book marks only the second time I've been THIS excited to get an ARC. (Like, seriously, the last and only other time was when a publisher granted my NetGalley wish to read "Tweet Cute". Worth it.) "Every Reason We Shouldn't" went on my TBR the moment I stumbled across it on GoodReads - at the time, it was so far out it didn't even have a cover yet - so when I saw that it was available on NetGalley, you better believe I smashed that "request" button. And I got it! Why was I s ...more
Ms. Arca
3.5
I especially enjoyed the rep in this one. Mixed babies (okay, teenagers), Korean and Japanese rep, as well as conversations/ situations navigating socioeconomic status and different types of families. Yay. Those parts made the book for me.

This was the fluffy feel good love story YA you thought it was from reading the blurb. I really liked the skating background and how it gave us moments with all sorts of different types of skating (I personally enjoyed the roller derby vibes best, but
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Sarah
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This multicultural YA romance novel was absolutely adorable! I requested it because of the ice skating elements as I love a good romance on the ice! The characters were adorable and I loved all of the elements the author included of the issues that these teenagers were dealing with, as well as the adults. So many different aspects of ice skating were discussed, focusing on how it is a sport that requires time and commitment. I also liked the way the author incorporated speed skating. It was very ...more
Tara Weiss
Olivia Kennedy's parents won the gold at the Olympics in Sarajevo, and now America's ice skating sweethearts are trying their best to raise a daughter, run an ice rink, and care for mom who suffers from a major back injury, post-Olympic career. As Olivia's ice career has hit a rough patch, she is attending public school for the first time. Ice Dreams, the family rink, is suffering from poor Yelp reviews that lead to a financial crisis. Enter Jonah Choi, an Olympic speed skating hopeful who is re ...more
Susie
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was fun for two very explicit reasons: skating and Arizona. I adore everything to do with skating, especially as it pertains to the Olympics, and this story included lots and lots of that. ♥ It's also set in the Valley of the Sun, our nickname for the suburbs of Phoenix. It is always cool to be reading and run across something like a reference to A mountain in Tempe. Also, I really enjoyed how this book kept making references to being a "normal" teen...as if there is such a thing. Well ...more
Karin
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ice skating and speed skating Olympic aspirations + a pinch of roller derby + ya romance + biracial family dynamics = enjoyable beach read!
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I received an e-arc of this via netgalley

This was a fun contemporary about ice skating which is something I have always loved to watch/read about. That aside, while this was cute and fun I didn't find it fantastic. I will say I enjoyed how the romance was not super complicated and it was just 2 teens who liked each other dating. And even if this was a bit insta lovey I still had a good time with it and I recommend it if you are looking for a cute diverse little con
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