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You Have a Match

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  5,173 ratings  ·  1,542 reviews

A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she'll never forget.

From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord's You Have a Match, a hilarious and heartfelt novel of romance, sisterhood, and friendship...

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she know
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 12th 2021 by Wednesday Books
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My heart is literally smiling. I start to see imaginary heart emojis whirling around my head and I keep giggling like mischievous teenagers or worst kind of annoying romance heroines. This book is AMAZING!

I loved the Parent Trap with non identical twins theme!
Storyline: Two sisters accidentally find each other via DNA service and decide to dig more to learn what their parents are hiding from them by participating a summer camp together.

There are 1 year and half age difference between them. From
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
EL sure is making a name for herself in the world of contemporary YA. i loved her debut novel and this second book has just as much personality and heart.

i adore how realistic and genuine all of the characters are. they arent perfect, but they sure are relatable. its rewarding to see abby confront many challenges in her life and grow because of them. i love how EL has created a fun and unique story, but one that also has meaning behind it.

overall, definitely a cute read and one i think all fans
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read

You Have a Match is exactly the type of story I have come to expect from Emma Lord.

Light, heart-warming and fun, this family-focused YA Contemporary will fill you with hope and positive energy.

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it's mainly to support her best friend, Leo. He's adopted and wants to know more about where he came from.

Unfortunately, while Leo doesn't discover much, Abby sure does. A secret sister!

Not a half sister. A full blown, we have the exact same parents, sist
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
3.5 stars. While this didn't quite live up to how much I adored Tweet Cute last year, this book was still SUCH a delight. Emma Lord has such a knack for writing realistic bonds between characters (romantic OR familial), and I just adore her characters and her stories. With that being said, I did struggle a little with the way the parents existed in this one. If you weren't aware, this book is about a girl finding out that she has a biological sister that her parents put up for adoption before sh ...more
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars


You Have a Match is Emma Lord's sophomore novel and while I didn't love it quite as much as her debut 'Tweet Cute', it was still a fantastic YA story.

Abby and her two best friends Leo and Connie all take a DNA test. Leo is adopted and wants to know more about his heritage. Abby gets quite the surprise when she finds out she has a full blooded older sister that lives near her. How is this even possible? Abby decides to keep it quiet for now and go to the summer camp her sister Savvy w
Katie B
3.5 stars

With the popularity of ancestry DNA testing kits, some test takers have gotten unexpected results. I like how the author incorporated that into a story as the main character in this book finds out she matched with a sibling she didn't know existed. And of course learning something that big is going to have an impact on her life and seeing how the situation played out is what I loved most about the story.

Abby signs up for a DNA testing service mainly because her best friend, aka her sec
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Folks who like their fluff topped with Instagram-flavoured cheese
2.5 stars rounded down. If I had to describe this novel in one word, I think it'd be corny.

This wasn't bad. In fact, some parts of the story genuinely piqued (and held) my interest—particularly the deepening bond between Abby and Savvy, the unravelling of the mystery behind their past, and Abby’s reckoning with herself.

But the writing itself came across, to me, as somewhat juvenile and cheesy: all acronyms ("Big Embarrassing Incident" aka "BEI”), cliché nicknames ("Abby the Lying Liar”), trite
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Thank you so much to the publisher for giving me an eARC in exchange for an honest review

Check out this review (and more) over on my blog!

Quick Stats:
5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: I cannot express how much I love this book.

Release Date: 1/12/2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 320 pages
If you don't know, this book follows Abby, who discovers she has a long-lost biological sister after they
Jul 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Tweet Cute was my favorite YA contemporary last year and I'm giddy with excitement now that I received an ARC for You Have a Match!
"The space I come back to, whether I want it to be or not, won’t be Abby-shaped anymore— or maybe I won’t be the shape of the Abby who left."

I look back on the time after reading Tweet Cute when I believed I found my new favorite YA author in Emma Lord and I feel sorry for my past self because of disappointment she's about
Susanne  Strong
Feb 15, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Review also published on blog: https://books-are-a-girls-best-friend...

Sweet, Light and Heartwarming.

High School best friends Abby, Leo, and Connie are like the three musketeers. About to be Seniors, they do everything together. That includes signing up for a DNA service. Abby and Connie mainly do it to support Leo, who is adopted and is looking to see who else might be a part of his family tree. It’s Abby however who gets the shock of her life when reviewing the DNA results and she discovers th
4.5 stars

After the dumpster fire that was last year, 2021 really treating me with some amazing books, uh?


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You Have a Match follows Abby who decides to sign up for a DNA service in support of her best friend and crush, Leo, since he’s adopted and Filipino and wants to know more about his heritage. What she isn’t expecting is to find out that she has a full-blooded sister, Savvy, who is only two years older than her, and who has been kept a secret by her parents for the entirety of her six
Catherine Woodward
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
*Many thanks to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and Emma Lord for an ARC of this book! Now available as of 1.12.21!*

23andMe was just the beginning of the latest trend: use my DNA to tell me, well, all about me! Abby gets the idea to participate in genetic testing herself when best friend and latent crush Leo takes the same test to find out more about his background. Abby is stunned when she gets her results, however...she has a sister (!) Savvy is the lovely social media-savvy Instagram picture o
After Abby discovers the existence of an older biological sister via a genetic test, a summer at camp reveals secrets that were meant to stay buried forever. This is less a rom-com and more about the newfound sisterly relationship. Not gonna lie — I cried like a baby during a couple scenes. There are a few plot/pacing issues that I didn’t like, but Emma Lord’s voice is strong enough that I hand-waved most of it away. When the voice works, everything clicks into place and other issues be damned.

h o l l i s
Hoo boy the emotions this book made me have. So many. Yes, this has a cute cover, yes it's YA and from the author who gave us the hilarious TWEET CUTE last year but.. this still hits and some of those hits land hard.

Yes, yes, I cry easily, it's a very poorly kept secret that isn't a secret at all but even during some of the not-as-emotional moments, Lord somehow just handled certain moments with such.. I don't want to say care but, understanding? I felt so much of everything through the author's
Super Duper cute! I loved Emma Lord’s TWEET CUTE and found YOU HAVE A MATCH to be equally fabulous. When Abby agrees to take a DNA test along with her BFFs Leo and Connie she never thought it would turn her world upside down. imagine if on a whim you send in your DNA to one of those ancestor websites and find out you have a secret sister. Not a cousin, not a half-sister, but a full blooded sister and even more unsettling she looks a lot like you. Abby is still reeling from the shock of it when h ...more
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“I feel the full force of what happened a year ago, and a staggering appreciation for everything that has happened since. For the way my days then look almost nothing like my days now. For the little things that snowballed into big things, that gave me the life I have today.” 💛

I love this book so, so much.
✨ A ✨
Emma Lord featuring sibling bonds? YES PLEASE
Monte Price
Nov 24, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
I'm going to publish my full review closer to the actual release date, so I hope to see you all back here then. For now I'm just going to say this was an experience.


Ultimately my thoughts on the book boil down to me thinking that it was rather directionless and cold. Going in I was excited about the idea of a girl finding out the existence of a sister she never knew about. It was the kind of messy interpersonal familial drama that I love to see in books, even more so because books about family
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
With only a few days left in the year, I didn’t think I would have time to finish another book before the last day of the month. But as I was planning my January and February “to be read” lists yesterday, I got a bit anxious over the insane number of books I have lined up for those 2 months, so in a moment of panic, I decided to get a head start on one of the January releases on my list. In anticipation that I would likely be reading whichever book I chose through the new year break, I wanted so ...more
Caitlin Reads
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Perfect for fans of The Parent Trap! This is my first book by Emma Lord and I am ordering Tweet Cute immediately. Abby signs up for a DNA service only to shockingly discover that she has a secret older sister. Savannah is the opposite of Abby, a control freak who must always have everything in order. Abby follows Savannah to summer camp to discover who she ended up being put up for adoption.

You Have A Match is about family, friends and romance. It’s a sweet young adult novel with a summer camp
You Have a Match by Emma Lord is her sophomore novel that came out on Tuesday January 12, 2021 and to say I was excited for this was very true. I didn't really knew much about this book before requesting it from the publishing company just knew that it was the same author who wrote Tweet Cute which came out last year and I really loved that one. This second novel is all about finding a secert sister that u never knew u had and falling in love with ur secert male friend! This book had some lgbt c ...more
Claude's Bookzone
4.5 Stars

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Well I thoroughly enjoyed this funny and heartfelt story about family and friendships!

I found the characters to be totally relatable and engaging. I ended up feeling quite invested in their journeys and even had to fight back tears at a few points. The romance felt natural and flowed nicely alongside the main story about sisters, Abby and Savannah. The writing had a certain warmth to it that I really appreciated. Look,
Lily Herman
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don't think I've clicked on anything as fast as the ARC for You Have Match. (Thank you, my Wednesday Books bebes!) I was a gigantic fan of Emma Lord's debut novel Tweet Cute, and her sophomore follow-up was wowza too.

First of all, Lord continues to be a connoisseur of all things food; excuse me while I go order from the nearby Filipino restaurant and start googling any meal that has Cheetos on it. (And please keep in mind that I haven't eaten Cheetos since probably George W. Bush's second term
Larry H
Jan 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Emma Lord's upcoming book, You Have a Match , is a cute story about family, identity, friendship, and love.

Abby only agreed to do the DNA test as a show of support for her best friend (and serious crush) Leo, who was adopted. Things between her and Leo have been weird since the BEI (Big Embarrassing Incident) occurred between them.

The last thing Abby is expecting to discover from the DNA test is that she has an older sister. Wait, what? And it turns out her sister is Savvy—Savannah Tully, Ins
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute yet meaningful read! Picture The Parent Trap (yes, cute golden retriever included) mixed with The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen!
You Have a Match is a YA contemporary about family, friendship, loss and love all tied into one. It follows Abby, an aspiring photographer, as she goes to summer camp in an attempt to appease her parents while secretly getting to know the older sister she didn’t know she had! She makes some new friends along the way, learns a lot about herself
Dec 12, 2020 rated it liked it
You Have A Match was a cute YA contemporary novel, with a focus on what happens if a DNA test brings back surprising results.

And I must admit, the chances of surprising results has been the reason why I haven’t done a DNA test yet - lol

Of course, it’s not surprising that the results would bring upheaval to Abby’s life and her family. And the aftereffects as well as the way it all unravels makes for an interesting story.

I personally wasn’t as pulled into this story as I was by Tweet Cute. I loved
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-ebooks
You Have a Match is my second book by this author. I previously read Tweet Cute.

This book is a Young Adult contemporary novel. It does have romance. But I am hesitant to call it a contemporary romance as to me the book focuses more on family and friendship.

The narrator is 16 year old Abby (1st person POV). She lives in a suburb of Seattle. She is an amazing photographer and has two best friends Leo and Connie.

Leo and his sister were adopted. So he and Abby decide to use a DNA service. And the re
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
I believe in emma lord supremacy. Also I would die for Mickey.
ahaana ☽
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it

I’ve given ‘You Have A Match’ a rating of 4.5 stars (as you can see above) because it’s a fun, light, fluffy, contemporary read full of diverse characters, and a super fun plot!! (we need more books like these)!! It was easy to go through, and the pacing was just right!! Honestly, I would go ahead and recommend this to anyone because I’ve seen very few negative reviews for it, and I know it was a delight to read!! The only issue with this book was the unrealistic e
Abby only signs up for a DNA test to help her friend (and secret crush) Leo. But when the results come back, it's not Leo who gets a surprise, it's Abby. Apparently, she has an older sister. And not a half sister, but a full-fledged sister. A sister who just happens to be beautiful, polished, Instagram star, Savannah "Savvy" Tully, who is only a year and half older than Abby. Neither Abby or Savvy can figure out how this happened, so they hatch a plan. They'll both attend summer camp at Camp Rey ...more
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Emma Lord is the NYT bestselling author of YOU HAVE A MATCH and TWEET CUTE, a BuzzFeed market editor, and dessert gremlin living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice yo ...more

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