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Book Review: It Only Happens In The Movies

*cries*

*sobs*

*wipes away her tears*

Lesss go:

Blurb:

Audrey is over romance. While dealing with her parents’ contentious divorce, a breakup of her own, and shifting friendship dynamics, she has every reason to feel cynical. But then she meets Harry, her fellow coworker at the local cinema. He’s brash, impulsive, and a major flirt. And even though Audrey tries to resist, she finds herself falling for his charms. But in this funny, insightful, and ultimately empowering novel, love—and life—isn’t what it’s like in the movies.

Plot:

  • Feminist, rightful criticism of romace films- check
  • A screaming rant against the line ‘not like other girls’ – check
  • A powerful heroine who needs no guy’s shoulder to sob onto and heals herself-check
  • A girl gang which seems shallow but is actually so strong and supportive- check
  • Friend who looks out for you and doesn’t sugar-coat -check
  • A plot where everything a guy does isn’t forgiven just because he says ‘ I love you, truly’- check

What you need more proofs for the awesomeness of this book? Don’t worry you’ll get it once you read about the characters, or here just our MC

Now tell me, WHY THE HELL IS THIS NOT A NY TIMES BESTSELLER BUT THE SELECTION IS?! RIDICULOUS, IF YOU ASK ME. PURELY RIDICULOUS.

Characters:

Audrey, is my idol, not even kidding.

She is so mature, so clumsy, so strong, so vulnerable and always so in touch with herself that I couldn’t wish anything but to be like her. To be her.

Harry is just every cliche rolled into one. And guys, he really NEEDED Audrey. You’ll get what I mean once you read the book or I’ll just end up spoiling things.

Favourite Quotes:

“Love isn’t just a feeling. Love is a choice too. And you may not be able to help your feelings, but you are responsible for the choices you make about what to do with them.”

“Common dates in romance movies:
Seats in a box at the opera or ballet
Walking around a beautiful foreign city
Night-time picnics in empty parks
Finding some gorgeous abandoned house that the boy fills with candles

Common dates in real life:
Nando’s…”

“Romance films are money-spinning cathedrals of love, wobbling in the foundations of unbelievable and damaging stereotypes.”

Rating:

⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars : Amazing!!! GO PICK IT UP ASAP!

And guys, I’m still crying but let me give you a scoop, these are khushee ke aansoo ( tears of happiness)


And that’s all for today

Have you read this? Do you plan to?

Tell me soon!! Have a good day!

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17 thoughts on “Book Review: It Only Happens In The Movies

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  1. OKAY YES I AM RUSHING TO PICK THIS UP NOW AFTER READING YOUR REVIEW!! A SCREAMING RANT AGAINST – “I’M NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS’????/ I’ve never needed this more in my life,!!! so so excited to read it!!! LOVED your review!!

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  2. **tissues, more tissues**

    This book sounds amazing! The fact that there’s romance already had me – I’m a sucker for all things love😂💝. But that first quote was just it!
    It’s honestly about damn time that we get a female character that’s not some weakling who cries like crazy over a guy then forgives Every.Single.Thing just cause he sheds some tears and is like ‘I love you”🙄. Like boy bye ✋🏼.

    It’s nice that the guy NEEDED the girl and not the other way around. Cause girls have seriously been disappointing the team lately😂🤦‍♀️. And that all caps for NEEDED really says something😂! Well now I wanna read it, you make it sound so enjoyable, captivating, thrilling and just awesome!

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  3. Excuse me while I join you in crying khushee ke aansoo too BECAUSE I’M SO SO GLAD YOU LOVED THIS SO MUCH AND ALSO I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR REVIEW 😭😭 AND THE BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING AND YOUR GORGEOUSNESS OF A REVIEW HAS 1087372% CONVINCED ME TO PICK IT UP RIGHT NOW SO DON’T WORRY I’M RUNNING AND I LOVE THE QUOTES AND THE POST AND EVERYTHING ELSE TOO AHHHHHHHH

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  4. Hehe Real Life Is Agreeing
    On Where To Eat

    (It Could Take
    Negotiations)

    Dear Akshita

    True And That’s

    Why Yes We Have

    ‘Romance STORIES’
    Chances are You’ll Be
    Reading Them Long

    After You Are Married

    When You Are 102
    Still With Wide SMiLes…

    Indeed There are Some
    Life Experiences Rather Predictable

    Romance Novels
    Will Be Around For
    Some Time to Come
    Do Write One or Two as You Go..:)

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  5. YAYYYY YOU LOVED IT SO MUCHH!! AND I AGREE, I DON’T SEE WHY PEOPLE AREN’T RAVING OVER HOLLY BOURNE’S BOOKS ALL THE TIME- THEY’RE SO MUCH BETTER THAN HALF THE BOOKS I READ!

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