This was such a delightful summer queer romcom! The matchmaking plots were a bit… obvious but I loved the rival short film plot and also Sophia and Emma’s turn from constant fighting to realizing they actually liked one another. It was sweet. Also the ‘coming out as bi’ scene and Emma’s reaction to her parents’ reaction was very relatable.
Sophia and Emma were both believable teen characters, and while the side characters weren’t fleshed out as much, they made up a realistic group of friends.
I just saw in another review that it’s a spin on Much Ado About Nothing which… duh me, it totally is. Which probably explains how much I enjoyed it as I love the play.
I actually think this would make a great movie, which is fitting since they spend the whole book attempting to make a gay romcom short film.
*thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children’s for providing an e-arc for review.