Review: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
This was an entertaining read from start to finish. Chloe and Shara are a formidable pair of foes, each secretly loving and hating one another with equal measure. There's a lot of depth to their relationship and individual situations which I really appreciate. I also loved Rory and Smith's backstory, the friends who were torn apart by high school and the pressures of well, high school life. And while there is a strong religious element to the novel, McQuiston deftly avoids writing anything that criticises religion itself, keeping the satire to the levels of human hypocrisy and misinterpretations. Parts of the novel are a little reminiscent of Paper Towns by John Green, but not in an annoying way or a way that made me guess what was going to happen next. I admit, I did roll my eyes a little when it became obvious early on what the future held in store for Smith and Rory, but that particular plot is sweet enough.