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Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Online, it can…but in the real world, it's more complicated. In this debut novel that’s perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Marisa Kanter hilariously and poignantly explores what happens when internet friends turn into IRL crushes.

Is it still a love triangle if there are only two people in it?

There are a million
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: April 7th 2020 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Rachel Solomon
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU is a YA gem and one of my all-time favorite books. Marisa Kanter has such an authentic teen voice, and I fell head over heels for her characters.

The Jewish rep in this book is the closest to my own upbringing, which was so wonderful to see. I also love the way Marisa treats online friendships as the valid, important relationships they are. It's a lovely, special book that made me smile, laugh, cry, and hug it tightly to my chest.
Sierra Elmore
I was super lucky to read an early copy of this amazing book. Marisa's debut is a complex tale of mistaken (or hidden?) identity, family complications, and first loves, all wrapped up in a sweet, sassy package. Think: a delectable mix of Morgan Matson, ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, and a splash of The Great British Bake-Off (yes, there are PLENTY of desserts to be found!).

The characters and situations ring true, and there's plenty of fandom and blogging references to keep teens fervently flipping pages!
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Rosiee
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to read an early version of TO BE (MIS)READ and I love this book with my whole heart! It's nerdy and Jewish and encapsulates absolutely everything I love about online friendships. These characters feel real even when they're lying about who they are, and so do the cupcakes... which is too bad, because you can't eat them.

Also I am #1 Gramps fan. He's perfect. Everyone else can go home.
faith ✨
pretty cover! false love triangle! also, the main character runs a YA book blog, so I can't name any reason to not be excited for this book

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Sophie Gonzales
AHHH this is one of the cutest books I’ve ever read. And I’m saying that in an entirely unbiased way. I finished this book in two days (with, like, 80% of it in one hit), because it is just. That. Fun.

Halle has the most endearing, hilarious voice. Once you start reading her, it’s like you know her in real life. And even though I didn’t agree with her decisions (good god I facepalmed at some of them) I totally understood how she got there. And she was facepalming at herself right along with me,
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Mary H
Jun 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
What I like about you, you hold me tight
Tell me I'm the only one, wanna' come over tonight, yea

What I like about you, you really know how to dance
When you go up, down, jump around, think about true romance, yea

Keep on whispering in my ear
Tell me all the things that I wanna' to hear, 'cause that's true
That's what I like about you
Sara
Sep 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I am in
Sarah Jane
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
cute, made me hungry for cupcakes
Kelsey Rodkey
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so lucky to read this book in advance and I look forward to reading it again and updating my review closer to the release date in 2020.

I wish books like this had existed when I was a teen. It was funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and filled with Jewish culture and books (and cupcakes). The characters were complex and realistic, and I loved every single one of them. Halle was such a strong main character, and she was surrounded by so many lovable people--family, friends, love interests.
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Auriane
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
just the best book ever
Haley Neil
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An ode to both books and readers, featuring twisty, complicated, silly characters you will absolutely fall in love with.

I'm ready to see countless cupcake recreations of this story. I'm ready to bake. I'm ready to read this again and I just finished it five minutes ago. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Paired best with pastries and a backup box of tissues.
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Marisa Kanter has worked in publicity for major publishers and covered YA books for MTV. Currently, she works in sales, on the distribution side of the publishing industry. She can often be found searching for the best iced chai in NYC, or reading on the 3 train. What I Like About You is her first novel. Follow her at marisakanter.com and on Twitter @marisakanter