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In this YA romantic comedy about romantic comedies, hopeless romantic Liz Buxbaum attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the cute yet infuriating boy next door—the one she promised herself she’d never fall for.

Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum has always known that Wes Bennet was not boyfriend material.
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Expected publication: May 4th 2021 by Simon Pulse
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Marti Leimbach
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
BETTER THAN THE MOVIES is a YA contemporary romance complete with it's own its own playlist, boy-of-your-dreams, and five-star wit.

Liz Buxbaum's encyclopaedic knowledge of romance novels and romcom films ought to make her an expert at the real thing. But no. The daughter of a romcom writer, Liz is a traditionalist when it comes to matters of the heart. Her notions of love require adherence to certain criteria you will always, but always, find in true love. So when longtime crush, Michael, retur
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Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc
Liz has always been unabashedly herself. She wears funky, fun dresses and composes a soundtrack in her head for everything. And she LOVES Rom-Coms. They help her feel close to her mom, who died when she was in 5th grade. Now, the boy she had a crush on in she was little is back in town and Liz is determined to go to prom with him. So she enlists the help of her obnoxious neighbor, who has been torturing her since they were kids. But the more she and her neighbor hang out, the more she likes him. ...more
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10.18.2020
For some reason, I'm really into rom-coms now.
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Amy Lea
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
📽Better Than The Movies by Lynn Painter, for release May 4

When the childhood crush of rom-com obsessed Liz returns to town, she is desperate to get him to notice her (and preferably score a prom date). As part of her plan, she enlists the assistance of her next door nemesis, Wes, to help her get Michael’s attention.

You guys- This YA rom com is To All The Boys meets Waiting For Tom Hanks. During a heavy past few months, I haven’t had the heart for heavy reads. This book was a much needed ray of
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