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You Should See Me in a Crown And I know then what I ve always known Campbell is never going to make a space for me to fit I m going to have to demand itrepresentation ownvoices Black rep, queer rep f f romance , anxiety and panic attacks, disability sickle cell disease trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers THIS WAS SO CUTE trigger warnings death of a parent in the past due to sickle cell disease , homophobia, bullying, racism, panic attacks, being outed, medicAnd I know then what I ve always known Campbell is never going to make a space for me to fit I m going to have to demand itrepresentation ownvoices Black rep, queer rep f f romance , anxiety and panic attacks, disability sickle cell disease trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers THIS WAS SO CUTE trigger warnings death of a parent in the past due to sickle cell disease , homophobia, bullying, racism, panic attacks, being outed, medical emergency 4 stars You Should See Me in a Crown was such a delightful and fun read This is one of those books that as soon as I finished I thought, this would make the cutest high school movie I would love to see Liz s story on the big screen Liz Lighty is a senior in high school She s an overachiever, plays in the band, and is going to be valedictorian And now Now she s running for prom queen The winner of prom queen at her school doesn t only get a crown, she gets a scholarship as well, and Liz de 4 stars You Should See Me in a Crown was such a delightful and fun read This is one of those books that as soon as I finished I thought, this would make the cutest high school movie I would love to see Liz s story on the big screen Liz Lighty is a senior in high school She s an overachiever, plays in the band, and is going to be valedictorian And now Now she s running for prom queen The winner of prom queen at her school doesn t only get a crown, she gets a scholarship as well, and Liz desperately needs that scholarship to go to her dream music school Liz is fighting an uphill battle to try to win prom queen, but she s determined Not only is she one of the few black kids in her high school, but she s not the most popular But with a few best friends willing to help her out, and a new girl she meets and starts to fall for, Liz comes into her ownI m so tired of the way this place treats people who are different, tired of feeling like I exist in the margins of my own life I deserve better than that Liz was such a great character I could see her being relatable to so many This book kept a huge smile on my face and I loved so much about it If you re looking for a feel good story with a great message and sweet love story, pick up You Should See Me in a Crown Liz Lighty Has Always Believed She S Too Black, Too Poor, Too Awkward To Shine In Her Small, Rich, Prom Obsessed Midwestern Town But It S Okay Liz Has A Plan That Will Get Her Out Of Campbell, Indiana, Forever Attend The Uber Elite Pennington College, Play In Their World Famous Orchestra, And Become A DoctorBut When The Financial Aid She Was Counting On Unexpectedly Falls Through, Liz S Plans Come Crashing Down Until She S Reminded Of Her School S Scholarship For Prom King And Queen There S Nothing Liz Wants To Do Less Than Endure A Gauntlet Of Social Media Trolls, Catty Competitors, And Humiliating Public Events, But Despite Her Devastating Fear Of The Spotlight She S Willing To Do Whatever It Takes To Get To PenningtonThe Only Thing That Makes It Halfway Bearable Is The New Girl In School, Mack She S Smart, Funny, And Just As Much Of An Outsider As Liz But Mack Is Also In The Running For Queen Will Falling For The Competition Keep Liz From Her Dreams Or Make Them Come True This is our July 2020 pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club Dates breakdowns July 13th chap 1 8July 14th chap 9 16July 15th chap 17 24July 16th chap 25 32July 17th chap 33 end Content and trigger warnings anxiety, panic attacks, death of a parent,chronically ill loved one, outing, homophobia thank you Fadwa Blog Instagram Youtube Ko fi Spotify Twitch This is our July 2020 pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club Dates breakdowns July 13th chap 1 8July 14th chap 9 16July 15th chap 17 24July 16th chap 25 32July 17th chap 33 end Content and trigger warnings anxiety, panic attacks, death of a parent,chronically ill loved one, outing, homophobia thank you Fadwa Blog Instagram Youtube Ko fi Spotify Twitch this was SO CUTE a wonderful and sweet sapphic romance about a girl who enters a prom queen contest in her small town to win the prize money that will allow her to go to her dream college loved our main character s personality and also the very wholesome platonic friendship she has with one of the male characters definitely recommend as a pick me up 4.5 starsLeah Johnson s debut novel, You Should See Me in a Crown , is about the fight to be who you are when people are telling you not to be yourself.Liz Lighty has her immediate future planned She s waiting on the scholarship she needs to attend her dream college and then she can study hematology and play in their famed orchestra.But when the scholarship doesn t materialize, she decides to take a different route and run for prom queen In her small Indiana town, prom is SERIOUS, and the k 4.5 starsLeah Johnson s debut novel, You Should See Me in a Crown , is about the fight to be who you are when people are telling you not to be yourself.Liz Lighty has her immediate future planned She s waiting on the scholarship she needs to attend her dream college and then she can study hematology and play in their famed orchestra.But when the scholarship doesn t materialize, she decides to take a different route and run for prom queen In her small Indiana town, prom is SERIOUS, and the king and queen receive hefty scholarships.No one like Liz read black has ever been a legitimate contender for prom queen and none of the popular candidates are threatened by her, except one girl who has always seen Liz as a rival For her part, the last thing Liz wants is to have her whole life on display and have everything she does and wears matter But her best friend Gabi is determined to lead Liz to victory, no matter what it takes.But Liz doesn t count on crushing on Mack, the new girl in school and another candidate for queen Mack doesn t care what other people think of her except Liz but Liz cares too much, and for the wrong reasons Will the truth ruin any chance they might have at a relationship I don t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me Despite dealing with some serious issues such as racism, homophobia, the toxic culture of popularity, and standing up for yourself and your beliefs, there is so much joy in this book Liz and Mack are so appealing, and even though I wanted to shake some of the characters to make them speak their minds, I enjoyed this so much You d never know this is Johnson s first novel And the great Pride Reads keep coming Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at This queer boy from indiana can t wait to read about a queer girl from indiana as she falls in love with her competition in a beauty pageant i m Wow, I m tearing up I wish I d had this when I was fourteen. gay culture be like locks eyes with a girl wow she has pretty eyes oh no I think I m in love to be honest, I thought this was going to be a 3 star book the entire time I was reading this but by the end I was surprised by how much I was enjoying it this book follows a Black queer girl with anxiety named Liz who must run for prom queen in her school s prom competition in order to win the money she needs to get into her dream college but she has to figure out how to put herself out gay culture be like locks eyes with a girl wow she has pretty eyes oh no I think I m in love to be honest, I thought this was going to be a 3 star book the entire time I was reading this but by the end I was surprised by how much I was enjoying it this book follows a Black queer girl with anxiety named Liz who must run for prom queen in her school s prom competition in order to win the money she needs to get into her dream college but she has to figure out how to put herself out there and deal with a crush she got on her opponent I loved Liz as a character so much her growth was really great to watch over the course of the story, and I really loved the message of deserving to take up space as someone who normally isn t allowed any in a less tolerant small town I really, really adored Liz s and Jordan s friendship it made me smile all the time and I love platonic boy girl relationships the female friendship was also great conflicts arose but then were resolved and I appreciated that a lot, considering how YA contemporary has a tendency to pit girls against each other though there was still a stereotypical mean girl but oh well cute f f romance too realistically portrayed, and they were both so sweet to each other the blurb makes it seem like the romance is a big part of the story, and while it is important, it s definitely not centered Liz as an individual character is and I loved that I thought this book did a really good job of introducing, handling, and resolving conflicts overall there were definitely some things that felt like could have been developed just a tiny bitbut I was generally pretty impressed I ended up crying at one point, but I think that was due to me being triggered by the parts about a family member s illness, rather than this being a hugely emotional book but there were still a lot of sweet moments I wish the family moments that were portrayed at the end had beenpresent throughout the book because I really loved themtl dr surprised me enjoyed all the character relationships, fun to read, and made me smile a lot definitely recommended ownvoices reviews Fadwa will be adding on to this asreviews are postedrep Black queer MC with anxiety, wlw LI, Black side character with sickle cell anemia, Black side character content warnings death of a parent off page , loved ones with chronic illness, a character being outed, homophobia challenged , panic attacks I don t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me It s been a long time since I ve reached for a fluffy, cutesy YA contemporary story because I thought I had gotten burnt out on the genre, but I m here to tell you all that wasn t the case I just wasn t picking up the right ones, and this book is absolutely the ri I don t believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute enough to make a believer out of me It s been a long time since I ve reached for a fluffy, cutesy YA contemporary story because I thought I had gotten burnt out on the genre, but I m here to tell you all that wasn t the case I just wasn t picking up the right ones, and this book is absolutely the right one This book takes literally every single thing I love to see in a fluffy YA contemporary romance story and does them brilliantly, with a fresh take breathed into each and every trope and a narrator I would protect with everything in me Liz Lighty is flawless and I ll hear no arguments You re very Book One Prince Zuko all honor and determination and stuff You could use some guidance from an old pro to ease you into Book Three Prince Zukorelaxed,open to adventure, better hair First of all, these characters arehilariousWhether it s the pop culture references with the above A TLA reference reigning supreme, obviously , the banter between Liz and her love interest I AM OBSESSED , or the playful, authentic sarcasm and wit we see not only in Liz s own narration but in her brother and her friends, too these characters feel so REAL and genuine and three dimensional, and I loved them so much Except Racist Rachel, of course But even Racist Rachel s friends subverted some serious mean girl tropes and I m so proud of them And I can t possibly review this book without mentioning Liz s family, whether it s her precious grandparents, or her brother supporting her with every fiber of his being despite his own daily health concerns with his sickle cell I just cherish the entire Lighty family so damn much, y all I m so tired of the way this place treats people who are different, tired of feeling like I exist in the margins of my own life I deserve better than that Most of all, though, I adored how complex and nuanced Liz Lighty s high school experience is She has friends, she gets incredible grades and works her butt off to make her grandparents proud, and she knows she has a bright future ahead of her if she only has a chance to pursue it but she also recognizes how unfairly she s treated as a Black queer girl in small town Indiana, and she knows she deserves better The moment when Liz shifts from a wallflower to someone who s going to make people listen to her and recognize her worth Absolutely beautiful, and I was getting so emotional because I was so proud of her I roll my eyes so she knows that I m joking, and she snorts with her laugh this time It s a cuter sound than should be legal, really Last but not least, I gotta take a second to rave about how absolutely friggin precious the romance between Liz and Mack is While I don t feel that it s really the primary focus of the story, it s a prominent thread and it s executed so well There s no insta love, but Liz definitely crushes hard, and so does Mack Watching them interact is so adorable, and even when there s a conflict, they work through things maturely and smoothly I m convinced that Liz and Mack are soul mates who would go on from this story to make it through college together and grow old and have cute babies, and nobody can change my mind How does she even know what data is The elders are evolving, and it s going to ruin us all If I haven t convinced you to give this adorable, beautiful, hilarious, heart warming story a read, then I have clearly failed, because You Should See Me in a Crown is one of the best things I ve read in a very long time and definitely the best YA contemporary I ve read in ages and I want everyone I know to add this to their TBRs immediately It s that good Representation Liz is Black sapphic Mack is sapphic multiple side characters are BIPOC Liz s brother Robbie is Black has sickle cell disease Content warnings for view spoiler previous loss of a parent, sickle cell disease related health scares including a hospital visit , homophobia challenged , transphobia very brief, challenged , racism challenged hide spoiler All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Scholastic Press for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review


About the Author: Leah Johnson

Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner currently moonlighting as a New Yorker Leah received her MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she currently teaches in their undergraduate writing program Her debut YA novel, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2020.


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