It started off as a typical YA book, but the characters is what made this book special.
Liz Lighty is not your typical prom queen. But after she loses her chances at getting finaincal aid for college, she needs the scholarship that comes with a win for prom queen. There is a front runner for prom queen already though. In the midst of all this, she has the typical teenage drama. But also she starts a new relationship with Amanda. Her school is very conservative and everyone fears that if she is outed, she may lose. Can Liz win prom queen, get her scholarship, and win the girl too?
At the end of this book, I was so rooting for her to win. I was ready to boo if she lost; I was also ready to clap and shout with glee if she won. I just LOVED the characters a lot in this book. The main character was so relatable. She was not the least popular or the most popular. In addition, her struggling to keep her grades up, start a new relationship, maintain her friendships, and take care of her family is all relatable. This book touched on a lot of tough subjects; mental illness (anxiety, loss of parents, homophobia, bullying, friendship, family, etc.).
I will be recommending this book a lot to my friends!