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I Hate You, Fuller James

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  1,506 ratings  ·  246 reviews
I hate you, Fuller James.

I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me.

I hate that you’re the most popular guy in school and I’m still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It’s just such a cliché.

I hate that I’m being forced to tutor you in English and keep it
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Published March 2nd 2020 by Entangled: Crush
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Sep 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF. DNF so hard.

I'm sorry but I'm just not into authors fetishizing bullying. Like this kid is straight up making this girl's life a living hell. He doesn't want to admit that he's so dumb that he's failing out of Lit so what does he do? Says that he's screwing her in the library. And then immediately makes a bet with his jughead friend that he can get her to love him. So that he can break up with her. In front of the whole school. Classic.

None of his problems are his own. He openly calls her a
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I hate you, Fuller James is a classic tale. Boy meets girl. Girl has a difference of opinion with friend. One becomes popular and the others smart.

Wren’s future is already looking promising. All she has to do is survive the wicked tournaments of high school. When she’s asked to tutor the one person she hates more than anything she realises high school isn’t over yet. She isn’t really given a choice when it comes to Fuller.

Fuller James likes sports but isn’t academic. He needs to raise his grad
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf-not-my-thing
DNF@ 57%

This was published this year?! I thought it was published at least ten years ago.

It’s a very cliché book: jock makes fun of nerd, the nerd has to tutor the jock, (view spoiler) they get to know each other… things probably go to shit when the nerd finds out (I haven’t gotten to that part). Gossip Girl also made an appearance, but on Instagram because it’s a new age.

I got to half of the book, but I wasn’t interested in the characters and what’ll happen to
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I was hoping something fun and cute would break me out of my reading rut, but unfortunately I Hate You, Fuller James didn’t end up being that fun or that cute.

The whole tutoring premise started out a little rough for me. The principal of the school straight up blackmails Wren into tutoring the star basketball player. He threatens her with not only multiple days of detention, but suspension because she was caught on video
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, I Hate You, Fuller James was kind of cute. In it you will meet Fuller and Wren. The whole plot seemed like something you've probably already read or watched on TV. So, it wasn't that surprising with what happened within it. I mean, these two were kind of cute together and they had some cute scenes too.

I just.. I felt like things were kind of repetitive throughout the book which was annoying. Other than that, not
Susan's Reviews
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this clean YA novel. It follows the usual "nerdy high schooler tutors playboy jock" trope, so there wasn't much new here. The thoughtless jock (Fuller James) redeems himself by falling in love with sweet nerd, Wren Carter.

There were a few cute scenes, but not much action. Lots of repetitive introspection, but I suspect that younger readers, wanting to have some clean fun, will
Mar 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF 50%

I also hated Fuller James.

I have kind of a pet peeve, I can't stand stupid people! And Fuller James is not just a moron, he is STUPID.

Wren was supposed to hate/dislike Fuller James, but she must have been absent when backbone was delivered, since it appears that she have none whatsoever. I mean she was practically swooning after a single conversation, and I was getting whiplash from her alternately liking and disliking him.

The slut shaming of the ex-girlfriend(s) wasn't something I enjoye
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

This was an adorable and fun story that I enjoyed very much. This is a story that will undoubtedly put a smile on your face.

The characters were very relatable. The author did a great job of showing their personalities through the writing. Both Wren and Fuller had a lot of depth. There was a lot more underneath the surface for each of them. They both also had great character
Wren Carter has been tormented by highschool basketball star Fuller James for years. In fact he was the reason she had a nickname that she hated and when his latest antics has her retaliating for a brief moment she finds herself having to tutor Fuller in their AP Literature class. Wren would rather do anything else then help the school Lothario but her options are limited and she can't refuse. Wren makes it clear to Fuller she wants nothing to do with him, add in the fact that they are supposed ...more
Alexis (The Book Democracy)
I did not enjoy this book. While I thought the premise sounded right up my alley but it fell extremely flat. I did not like the administrators in the school, it felt very unrealistic. I will admit I did enjoy the family aspects, the families felt legitimate and genuine. I didn't like the fact that we had a mean girl just to move the plot along. I also was not a fan of the romance. It just felt like people were too easily forgiven for being a bully in the past. It just fell very flat and very dis ...more
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher, via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

Ever since Wren was in middle school, she has been ostracised by most of her year, especially her ex best friend, Marissa, who dropped her as soon as the most popular boy in school, Fuller James, starts to go out with her. To make matters worse, Fuller also landed her with a hideous nickname, and now the only people at school to call her by her proper name are the teachers, and her two best fr
Leena Aluru
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Its such a sweet book.
✅ Great cover design - loved it.
✅ fantabulous mcs- Fuller.and Wren are truly likeable and Wren's friend support was great.
✅ loved that she's not an ugly ducking waiting to become.a Swan. Wren is confident , on the cross country team , smartest kid in the grade and had already got into University of Georgia and that too in engineering. She's very aware of herself and dresses well.
✅ loved Fuller getting a grip on himself and work to get his grades and his priorities straigh
Katie Prouty
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"When things get tough, you have two options. Pass the buck or stand up to the plate and go to bat for the person you love."

Fuller freaking James, captain of the basketball team and idiot responsible for Wren Carter's hideous nickname, "Wrentainer". The king of Magnolia High. Ugh, he looks like he's just stepped off the pages of an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog. Fuller James makes Wren's blood boil! Well, he's failing AP Lit and will be benched if he can't pull his grade up. Wren is asked (for
I Hate You, Fuller James is a standalone young adult contemporary romance by Kelly Anne Blount. I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I was looking for at the moment, which is a lighthearted fun romance that made me smile. I Hate You, Fuller James was filled with great characters and a heartwarming relationship. I think it is perfect for fans sweet romances reminiscent of early 2000s teen rom coms, which are pretty much my favorite feel good movies.

In I Hate You, Fuller James we meet o
This is a high school romance featuring Wren, who is quiet, caring, kind, clever and has been subject to teasing and bullying for years at school. The main perpetrator of it all is Fuller James, the star basketball player who seems to get away with anything, including leading many of the pranks and verbal assaults. It is after being hit in a food fight that Wren retaliates, though her aim isn’t great and hits his sidekick instead of Fuller. This, however, is used against her by the principal and ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, arcs, romance
Wren has hated Fuller James since he came between her and her best friend, AND bestowed that awful nickname on her - Wrentainer. She managed to hate him from afar for the past five years, but as a punishment for launching a handful of mashed potatoes at her nemesis, she was forced to tutor him. After spending time with the real Fuller James, she realized, that maybe, she didn't hate him at all.

• Pro: This book was exactly what I needed after being sick for a week. It was fun and cute, and I real
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I wanted more hate from the hate to love trope, but it was overall a cute read. It got pretty cheesy at times though. And what was with Fuller saying “holy buckets” when he was surprised by something? It made him sound like an 80 year old man instead of a teenager. I also wasn’t a fan of all the name dropping and pop culture references (except The Princess Bride because it’s just the best).
T.H. Hernandez
My first novel by Kelly Anne Blount will not be my last. I must now devour everything she's ever written. The story is compelling, but it's the characters that really stand out to me. Too often, the story is really good, but I don't particularly like the characters, but I fell in love with both Wren and Fuller from the beginning, which is hard when one of said characters is a giant-ass douchebag. But Blount gives us a glimpse into his life and immediately softens our hearts. No matter what he's ...more
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
Oh wow, it’s been a while since I read an innocent YA romance. I’ve been on an adult romance kick recently, and I’d almost forgotten what it was like to go back to my “roots”, shall we say. And I Hate You, Fuller James was a good one to read for that sweetness. Just look at that cover!

This is some light, tropey goodness. And I say that in an affectionate way. I love tropes. I seek out certain tropes when I’m in particular moods, so please don’t get all snobby about the fact that this book has th
Lenore Kosinski

I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

4 stars — I love these Crush line of books, I always gravitate towards them when I’m looking for something fairly light and easy to read. Which is not to say they never dip a toe into tough topics, just that it’s not usually the central theme. And that’s exactly what I was looking for, and exactly what I got.

I will admit, I kind of forgot about the blurb to this
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
4.5 stars

Dear Fuller James,

As you know, you are one of the lead characters in Kelly Anne Blount’s I Hate You, Fuller James. I read the blurb for your story and I thought, “Yeah. This is something I can really get into.” I then saw the cover for the book. My first reaction was, “I like it. I might even love it. I just don’t understand it.” But more on that later.

You, Fuller James, are why some people don’t like high school. You torment them for your own sick pleasure. Well, I guess the joke is no
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
fuller and wren are great kids, their families are so nice (love you, hudson baby) and their chemistry was so great. but then there was fuller's very stupid decision, his inability to fix that decision MANY, MANY TIMES, wren's (view spoiler) attitude afterwards and the whole (view spoiler) just drives me insane with embarrassment. i had a blast until the climax/unraveling part of ...more
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I haven't read a Crush title in several years, but when Kelly Anne Blount asked whether I'd like to read I Hate You, Fuller James, I knew I had to say yes. In the past, the short and sweet YA romance novels that characterize the Crush brand were the kind of cotton candy reads that I delighted in picking up. I meant to read this one earlier this year, but 2020 gave me new reading goals—like a desire to focus on diverse reads of all sorts, especially novels by and about Black people. However, afte ...more
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Ok first off, how perfect is this cover?! It is a beauty! Second, if that synopsis doesn’t give you 10 Things I Hate About You vibes (and you KNOW that is my FAVOURITE movie!!) then I don’t know what will!

This is your typical jock-gets-tutored-by-the-nerd-but-then-they-see-there-is-so-much-more-to-one-another-and-fall-in-love, but it is oh so sweet. Of course there is drama and heart break and make outs and so on and so forth, no spoilers here. I thought this story was so cute. It’s def
Tani Hanes
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Let me begin by saying that I'm definitely not the target audience for this book, as I'm a middle aged old lady who writes very smutty romances, and this was a lovely, sweet, extremely un-smutty high school romance! So, that said, I enjoyed this love story very much. It was a light, fast read that checked all the boxes and made me feel all the feels I was supposed to feel.
Wren is a pretty and smart girl who got stuck with an unfortunate nickname and on the wrong side of the popular crowd in midd
Suz Jay
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
“He was the reason I’d given up on being friends with girls after Marissa, Courtney, and practically every other girl in my class started making fun of me. I couldn’t trust that my own gender wouldn’t throw me under the bus the next time a guy like Fuller James gave them the opportunity.”*

Wren can’t stand Fuller. Because of him, she got stuck with a stupid nickname. Because of him, lost her best friend. Because of him, she ended up in the principle’s office. Now, she’s forced to tutor him or she
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

This is a new author to me and I have to say I absolutely loved this read. I don't read a ton of YA but this one pulled me in from the first page.

We've all seen the this premise before the nerdy girl forced to tutor the popular jock.

Wren is the over achiever of high school, assignments turned in early, going above and beyond for each class, and acing all her tests. She battles a lot of bullying from an incident in mid
Katherine Paschal
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemp-romance, teen
**3.5 Stars**

I would best describe this story as the enemy to lovers theme meets the movie She's All That (I seriously kept having the quote from the movie "Am I a bet?" play through my mind the entire time I was reading) meets Gossip Girl with the anonymous gossip blog following their every move. We have the typical mean girl making the main character's life hell and the reformed bad boy who has a heart of gold under his cocky exterior. There was a lot of tropes smooshed into the book, making
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 ⭐️

Wrentainer. A stupid nickname that stuck since middle school. Given by none other than Fuller James. When Wren has to secretly tutor the most popular guy in school (yup, you guessed it- Fuller) in order for him to play the season’s opening game, she’s pleasantly surprised to see a different side to him. She actually likes him. But, what she later found out, he just made a bet with his friends... though, Fuller has real feelings for Wren, too.

After my CoHo read, I felt the need to squeeze
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Entangled: Crush in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This was a treat to read. As I kept reading it, I could not help but be reminded of 10 Things I Hate About You with Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Fuller James is described as your typical popular guy. Captain of the basketball team and struggling at school and then there is Wren, the smart nerdy girl in school t
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