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From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president's senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they're in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there's
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Poppy
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Jenny There is one major character and one minor character who are LGBT, but I would say that is not a major thrust of the overall story.

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Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a charming read! Also had a really interesting mystery woven into a wonderful tale about friendship
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This was an okay book. I hate reviewing okay books because I don't have a lot of feelings about them one way or the other, and often end up doing some skimming, even though they aren't bad. They're just... okay. And a little born.

MOST LIKELY has a great premise. You see a girl, all grown up and successful as a woman, and then the rest of the book is about her senior year of high school and the changes that put her on the inspiring path s
Larry H
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
Sarah Watson's debut novel, Most Likely , is a great story about friendship and how far it can take you—like all the way to the Oval Office.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been best friends since just before kindergarten. They’ve always had each other’s backs through good and bad times, and in 30 years, one of them is going to be elected president.

The book focuses on their senior year of high school. Ava has battled depression and insecurity, as well as questions about her family;
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, 2020-reads, arcs
Great empowering realistic female friendship book with so many absolutely adorable romances. Loved it.

I do have two major complaints though that are strikingly anti-feminist about this book. Firstly - the cover. Nothing is more anti-feminist than copy-pasting a perfect female face and just changing the skin tones and hairstyles. They all look the same; it's pathetic. And it's wrong! One of the four girls, CJ, is described as having "blonde hair and green eyes." What the heck???

And then there's
Stay Fetters
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
"Why can’t I be one of those people who things come easily to? Because those people are usually assholes."

This started off really slow but it ended up being really enjoyable.
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fiction
Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been inseparable friends since they were five-years old. Now they’re seniors in high school, trying to figure out what they want out of life so they can make the most out of every opportunity they have. And here’s a fun fact; in 25 years, one of these ladies will end up being sworn in as President of the United States. Interestingggggg, but which one?

Each girl has her strengths and weaknesses. Ava considers herself lucky to have been adopted into a loving (and we
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, physical-2020
Powerful story about the importance of friendship and being true to yourself.

**Thank you to the publisher for trusting me with an ARC. FRTC**


**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review**

Picture it, four life-long friends are getting ready to start their Senior Year of high school but know their lives will go different directions after graduation. They have always had each other for support since they were in kindergarten. They will always be best frien
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
It might have been that I started this book at the wrong time, but I struggled to get into it until about halfway through. I was only reading it in 20 minutes spurts, which might have had something to do with feeling like it dragged. Thankfully, it picked up for me in the second half and I LOVED it, especially the ending which had me weeping on my front stoop (where I was reading at the time). If you're a fan of YA authors like Jenny Han and Julie Buxbaum, you'll enjoy this (plus, I think it's e ...more
This book is my most anticipated YA contemporary release of the year because I have been super intrigued with the premise since the first time I read about. I haven’t ever watched Bold Type, but have only heard good things about it and had a feeling that this book would be just as good too. And as soon as I got it from my library, I picked it up on a boring Sunday afternoon when I was feeling sick and it gave me the respite I needed.

While it’s fascinating to figure out who among the four main c
anna ✩
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

Most Likely was such a fun but also thought provoking read, I had no idea I would be loving it this much!

I am always a sucker for high school based reads and this delivered it so well in every possible way: the friendship, the fear of growing up and growing apart, fighting to be part of something much bigger than ourselves... The whole thing was eerily familiar and I have no doubt that current high schoolers who read this will be able to relate to these characters.

Ava, CJ, Jordan,
I need a few days to settle on a definitive rating, but I LOVED this book!
Isabella (The Feminist Bookworm)
**PSA: If you're upset about Elizabeth Warren (like me), this is the book for you!!!**

This book was just so heartfelt, so hopeful, and everything the world needs right now.

Since reading this book, I got to meet/connect with Sarah, and she's become a mentor and I love her so much!

Sarah created the show The Bold Type (which, if you haven't seen, what are you doing? It's AMAZING!), and when I saw the announcement over a year ago that she had a YA novel coming out that follows the future female pr
Bianca Escada (planningwithlove)
All the 5 stars for this book! I completed it in one day! Just totally immersed in this story. This is a book for anyone... any age, any race, any religion, any gender, etc.

I truly believe this is a book everyone should read. What’s considered, “mystery” in this book, and what might sound like a turn off when reading the synopsis... is a hilarious and inventive twist to keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

This book is about four girl friends who grew up together and are now seniors in coll
The concept of this book intrigued me, but I couldn't get into the story as much as I wanted to. I'm not sure why, but none of the different plotlines really pulled me in. Each girl has their own problems, and it felt to me like there were maybe a few too many different things going on for me to get invested in it all. I think I liked Ava's story best, overall.

It was an entertaining book, but I never really felt too invested in what was going to happen. The central conflict of the park never rea
Kaitlyn Ennis
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This was definitely book candy: it’s sweet, but has no nutritional value.
Paige Green
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received an e-arc of this book from the publishing company as well as a physical copy. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Most Likely

Author: Sarah Watson

Book Series: Most Likely Book 1

Rating: 4.5/5

Diversity: LGBTQA+ themes/discovery, depression/mental health rep and discussion of it, disability themes

Publisher: Poppy

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended Age: 15+ (depression, discovering yourself, friendship)

Pages: 384

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Synopsis: From the crea
Yvonne Olson
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm not really sure how I feel about this book.
It's marketed because it's written by the creator of The Bold Type, which is a show that I've watched and enjoyed, but there are parts of the show that make me a little uncomfortable. I was worried that this book would go too into the adult spectrum, dealing with issues that aren't relevant to teens.

While this book didn't have that much of a cringe factor, there were some instances that felt forced and I don't feel had enough repercussions. I won't
Nikki S
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I actually really liked this! Review to come!
Hannah Moerman
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a YA version of BEYOND THE POINT (a favourite of last year) & some SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS vibes. Legit didn’t know how it would end until the very last page & turns out I LOVE THAT
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-fuck-yeahs
O M G. I LOVED this book!!!!

Four best friends: Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha. Which one has made her way to the Oval Office? I definitely thought I had this book figured out......... until that twist at the end when my jaw literally dropped. I’m not really sure what the author will do for book two, but I’m excited for it.
I'm All Booked Up  YA
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5/5

Unfortunately, our September book club was cancelled. However, we still wanted to discuss Most Likely with you! We chose Most Likely because the author, Sarah Watson, is the creator of The Bold Type. Also, we loved the premise of four best friends and one of them is destined to be President.

FYI, our next virtual book club is on October 26th. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Book Summary:

It’s January 2049 and it’s your inauguration for President of the United
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
SUCH a cute book! It opens up on inauguration day in 2049 as Mr. and Mrs. Diffenderfer take the stage, and the Mrs. is about to take her oath. Before any more is divulged about her, the story rockets back to the fall of 2019 when a group of best friends, Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha, along with all the seniors are disappointed to find that their school's yearly tradition has been thwarted. Instead of carving their names into the jungle gym like so many before them, the park is close for demolitio ...more
Jess Paranac
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️ 4.5 Stars of 5 ⭐️

I am very confused by the prologue and epilogue. I just re-read the prologue and it’s just not making sense in my brain. However, I love how the ending just perfectly tied everything together. A happy ending indeed. My favorite ! Certainly uplifting.

I very much liked my time reading this book. I absolutely love that it’s mostly about these groups of strong willed girls that are there for each other no matter what, while each of them learn on their own what it is that they wan
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One of a group of four friends will become the first female president of the United States in 2049. This is the story of their friendship.

The first chapter, at the inauguration, turned me off and I almost stopped reading because the unnamed narrator couched her presidency in the context of her love for her husband and his awkward last name. I wanted to read about who this woman is, not in the context of who she was in a relationship. The last name is part of the “mystery” of which of t
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Solid 3 stars. It took me a little bit to get into, but I eventually hit my stride and had to keep going. I think that if you’re looking for a light-hearted book about female friendship and coming of age, this is a good, easy read!

I did have problems with it, namely the entire plot between Jordan and Scott which made me incredibly uncomfortable, and the ending to Martha’s storyline bothered me (not Victoria, though, I was rooting for that since the beginning). Also, as someone who is from the N
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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MOST LIKELY is a fantastic YA contemporary about friendship. The book starts with a woman becoming president and reflecting back on her critical friendships before going back into her senior year of high school (in the present). We don't know which one it will be, but Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been friends since before they started kindergarten, and it's a friendship that will last a lifetime.

Ava was adopted as an infant and is being raised by a single mother, who is also a high powered l
2.5. I would’ve probably loved this as a senior in high school; these girls are going through the same issues I did during my senior year including college applications, SAT scores, feeling academically “not good enough,” good friends, budding romance. But this novel was uneven. I never had a good grasp of each girl and each of their subplots. I also thought a lot of this book’s inclusivity was not subtle. It was fun to keep guessing who would become president, though I wish a bit more time was ...more
This is fun and kept me turning the pages. You know at the start that the book is about four girls who are close friends and go to the same high school. You also know that one of the girls becomes the first female president of the United States. But which one?

Of course, history will unspool in ways the author can't predict. There may never be a female U.S. president, or there may be one within a decade. But I think the author made a minor mistake in making the four girls members of the Class of
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it

I didn’t expect myself to have gotten so attached to this story, but I cried reading the final few chapters. And I am lucky enough to have the Barnes & Noble special edition, so I got the epilogue to the epilogue and let me just tell YOU. That final paragraph also made me cry.
Anyway, review to come!
Katelyn Dickinson
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I knew I'd enjoy this when I read that it was written by the creator of The Bold Type on Freeform. The Bold Type is one of my favorite shows that focuses on empowering women and the best kind of female friendships. This was a sweet read focusing on strong female friendship regardless of differences, much like the show, except that these girls were seniors in high school. I really, really enjoyed it! I loved each girl for different reasons. ...more
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