Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#ARCREVIEW: Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

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Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: July 16th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD
In this hilarious follow-up novel to the New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You, long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they’re still over a thousand miles apart).

Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other’s support systems through internships, relationship troubles, questionable roommates, undercover reporting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to take in a feral cat. Please Send Help perfectly captures the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world and how no matter how desperate things seem, you always have your best friend to tell it like it is and pick you back up.
File this another another book Deanna read and had NO idea it was actually a sequel. HOWEVER, I feel like not reading the first book didn't take away from this novel AT ALL. I love books that are written in interesting ways, and this one was written in emails and texts, and was really fun to read. It reminded me a lot of Meg Cabot's The Boy series that was written similarly. I LOVE books like this, mostly because they are quick to get through and are just an interesting way to tell a story.



There were parts of this book that really just made me laugh so hard because Gen and Ava are just so outlandish, mostly it was Gen. Gen was a CHARACTER! She was a lot of fun to read about, and Ava's neuroses was something I could definitely understand. I loved reading their correspondences and it really rang true that they have a strong friendship. It also made me realize that I am really bad at being friends with people, because I definitley don't have any close friendships like this. GUYS! Do I have friends??

I also liked the representation in this book. Early on Gen mentions between gender fluid, although I believe she used She/Her pronouns, but it's also clear that she's bisexual. I love all the bisexual characters I am finding in books lately. There is also a side character that is trans, but it's almost like it's a footnote in this book. I was still glad it was included, and I wonder if it's more prevalent in the first book.

I ripped through this book. It was a funny look at friendships in the digital age, while also dealing with the issues that a lot of young people right out of college deal with. I definitely recommend if you are looking for a funny read.

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Happy Reads Everyone!

*I received an eARC copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Many thanks to Wednesday Books for sending me an eARC via NetGalley for my honest review! Quotes are taken from an unfinished ARC and may not match final publication.

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