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This was so fucking cute, I can't stand it. You need to read this small-town F/F romance immediately 🥺
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
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
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...
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!!
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.
“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 it.” representation: 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, medic
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...
Loved every second of reading this. Such a solid debut featuring a queer, Black protagonist, the sweetest f/f romance, all the prom shenanigans, lots of music, and really thoughtful and realistic portrayals of friendship. I can’t recommend this one highly enough!
Oh, I adored this. This was the perfect balance of serious and sweet, and the ending will leave you feeling so good and warm.- Follows Liz, a queer anxious Black teen finds out that she didn't get the financial aid she needed for her dream school -- and decides to run to become prom queen, which will get her a scholarship.- I wouldn't call this book a romance, but it definitely does have romance elements! The sapphoc romance is so soft, nicely developed, and so satisfying. - I loved the emphasis...
Queer, cute and fluffy 🥰🥰It reminds me so much of a highschool 90's movie
I received an early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest reviewCW: anxiety, panic attacks, death of a parent, chronically ill loved one, outing, homophobia.YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN was such a nice balance between pure sapphic fluff and important discussions of some more or less heavy topics. It delivered exactly what it promised. All the cuteness that comes with a queer girl falling in love for the new girl in school, the coming of age element of her trying new thing...
Omg this is so freaking cute!
CWs: attempted hate crime, mild homophobia/bullying, some descriptions of chronic illness (sickle cell disease), some exploration of parental deathLiz Lighty is the hero we deserve and I want to shout about her story from the mountaintops! This is the perfect queer prom rom-com we've all been waiting for. This story is bursting with delightful prom court shenanigans like bake sales and powder puff games, while also addressing the reality of being a lower-class queer Black girl navigating wha
compelling main character ✔️cute sapphic romance ✔️great m/f friendship ✔️discussions of racism, queerphobia and classism ✔️conflict that doesn't revolve around the main character's sexuality ✔️diversity ✔️lots of fun ✔️really enjoyed this one!
I WOULD LOVE To SEE YOU IN A CROWN
YEAHRep: Black bi mc, wlw li, Black side characters, Black side character with sickle cell anaemiaCWs: outing, mentions of parental death
New favorite contemporary? New favorite contemporary.Highly recommended! Full review to follow.
Adorrrrrred this one. Wasn't sure if it was actually a Romance or not but am happy to report that it is an extremely cute f/f one and I am so, so excited that the author already has another one of those coming. I wanted to hand my ARC to a queer Black girl the second I was done and I hope this finds every single one. It's clever, funny, romantic, empowering, and just a damn delight.
So sweet and wholesome! I was grinning like an idiot after finishing the book. rtc
I mean, two prom-queen contenders falling in love? You bet your sweet bottoms I loved every second of this.
★★★★✰ 3.75 stars (rounded up to 4) “Maybe things don’t need to be exactly as I’ve imagined them. Like maybe in this universe I’ve suddenly found myself in, things could be different. I could be different.” You Should See Me in a Crown is an incredibly thoughtful and wholesome YA book. Liz's first person narration won my heart within the very first pages. Leah Johnson's simple yet engaging prose perfectly conveyed Liz's perspective. Liz is in many respects a regular 'awkward' teen who is a dedic...
Thank you to Scholastic UK for sending me a review copy of this book.
June 15, 2020:You Should See Me in a Crown is a fluffy contemporary romance that is crafted amidst the chaos and charm of a high-school prom, and shines a spotlight on being a Black, queer young girl and the dreams of attending a prestigious school but only with a scholarship, while bringing conversations around privileged inheritance, diversity being used to check boxes, queer romance, financial hardships, and chronic illness of a loved one to the stage. Representation: Black & sapphic MC w...
this was SO CUTEi literally can't think of a single thing i didn't like. i loved Liz's character. i loved how she was the nerdy band geek high schooler because man i relate to that one. i loved the character relationships as well, not only the romance between Liz and Mack, but the friendship between Liz and Jordan. loved the fairy tale ending as well - it made me cry so muchthe romance was so soft, and i just couldn't help but smile. i do wish there was a little more romance present in the book
Thank you Edelweiss and Scholastic Press for the ARC.trigger warnings: anxiety/panic attacks, death of a parent, chronically ill loved one, character being outed, homophobia.You Should See Me in a Crown was a delight. It made me laugh, it made me angry, it made me happy and sad, and sigh in sapphic greatness.It was a really well mixed fluffy story with really important and necessary topics to discuss.I absolutely adored the anxiety rep in this book. It gave a clear and realistic imagine of how d...
This book evoked a lot of feelings in me. I did not expect I was going to like it so much because of the prom theme, but this book just shook me to my core, and I am so glad I took the time to read this book. Especially during pride month because I think it was epic to have a black bisexual main character because I dont see those a lot in books. But that is probably my gaudy because I should learn to read more diversely and not just read whatever else is reading. Liz is a black girl living in In...
I you are looking for a joyful teen rom-com to read in Pride month, look no further! You Should See Me in a Crown is absolutely wonderful, following a gay Black girl in a small town running for prom queen.Liz Lighty tries her best to blend into the background to fit in at her mostly white high school. But when a music scholarship falls through, she decides to run for prom queen in hopes of getting the scholarship her school offers to the winner. Along the way, she learns to be herself, gets to k...
*4.25 Omgggg listen I was not sure if I was going to like this because fluffy YA contemporaries haven’t been my style at all lately but THIS!!! BOOK!!! It was so heartwarming and adorable and made me so happy I HIGHLY recommend it (‘: