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Girls Like Me by [StVil, Lola]
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"Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories." Kirkus"

"This funny, heart-wrenching novel celebrates those who don t fit into society s mold and the people who love them as they are. Even if the popular crowd at Shay s school doesn t appreciate her wit, compassion, and courage, readers will."
Publishers Weekly

"Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories."
Kirkus"

"[Shay's] clever, matter-of-fact voice soars, and readers will find it impossible not to root for her as she learns to accept herself and believe that other people can do the same."
Booklist

"This funny, heart-wrenching novel celebrates those who don t fit into society s mold and the people who love them as they are. Even if the popular crowd at Shay s school doesn t appreciate her wit, compassion, and courage, readers will."
Publishers Weekly

"Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories."
Kirkus"

..".readers will find this fast read thoroughly authentic and enjoyable."
--VOYA

"[Shay's] clever, matter-of-fact voice soars, and readers will find it impossible not to root for her as she learns to accept herself and believe that other people can do the same."
--Booklist

"This funny, heart-wrenching novel celebrates those who don't fit into society's mold and the people who love them as they are. Even if the popular crowd at Shay's school doesn't appreciate her wit, compassion, and courage, readers will."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories."
--Kirkus



-...readers will find this fast read thoroughly authentic and enjoyable.-
--VOYA

-[Shay's] clever, matter-of-fact voice soars, and readers will find it impossible not to root for her as she learns to accept herself and believe that other people can do the same.-
--Booklist

-This funny, heart-wrenching novel celebrates those who don't fit into society's mold and the people who love them as they are. Even if the popular crowd at Shay's school doesn't appreciate her wit, compassion, and courage, readers will.-
--Publishers Weekly

-Dynamic story of grief, loyalty, and, finally, some cheerworthy victories.-
--Kirkus

About the Author

Lola StVil was seven when she first came to the US from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. She is the author of the best-selling Guardians series and the Noru series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3866 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (4 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01912OR42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #707,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I had never heard of this book before, but it was featured in my library and I saw that it was written in a mixture of verse, emails and text messages and so I was intrigued. I'll also admit that the cover drew me in too, i really love that cover. I like the simplicity and I like the fact that we have shay texting right there on the cover, letting the reader know the kind of thing they are in for.

Because this book is written in verse and texts, it is obviously a very quick read. This is a, sit down one afternoon and read it, kind of book and I liked that I could devour the whole story in one. Despite the fact that it is written in this way and therefore makes for quite a short read, this book is very definitely a complete story. One of the things that struck me about the storyline was really how much I identified with it. I could definitely feel myself in shay's shoes, getting involved with something via email and text, not really knowing who they are but already having strong feeling with them and them having the power to brighten up a bad day. I also get the insecurities that come across in this book, not wanting to reveal to someone what you look like, in case they just suddenly stop speaking to you!

Shay was interesting as a character. She wasn't the most like able character, but as I have already said, she was definitely someone who was easy to identify with. She has a great couple of friends who are very diverse. One of her friends is very ill and the other is gay but hasn't yet come out to his dad.
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love yourself for yourself not because a guy loves you. 8 Dec. 2016
By Ashley Elliott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This story honestly was my least favorite of 2016. First it is written in verse and I had no idea until opening it that was the case. It isn't that I don't like poetic verse, it's that this story was made 10 times more confusing because of it. It's about an overweight girl who is 15 just lost her father a year ago, has a gay friend, and a terminally ill friend, and a step mother she hates. All crammed into poetic verse... It was way to crowded. Shay Summers meets a boy online and finds out he is from her school and they fall in love. My main problem with this book is she had such big issues with her own weight. I understand that because I am an overweight girl myself, I always have been. I thought it would be a story of a girl coming to love who she is on her own but no. It is a story of a boy falling in love with a girl and because a boy loves her then she can love herself. I mean what kind of nonsense is that? I hated the ending. I understood it was suppose to be cute and funny but it just made clear the fact she was fat and she was okay with it because a guy was okay with it. I mean what garbage. It was not the book for me. I honestly wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ohhhh My gosh i loved it! 4 Oct. 2016
By Corey S. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
ohhhh My gosh i loved it!!!!!!!! I can completely and utterly relate to Shay. She's kind and compassionate but she's insecure and doesn't like the way she looks. She's a bacon lover ( like me ) and she has amazing best friends. This book is skillfully and wonderfully made. I would expect no less from Lola. Her books never disappoint!!!!! The struggles that Shay deals with in this book almost every girl can relate. Every girl is insecure about something!! High school is hard and it only gets harder from their on over all great book! I suggest any girl in high school who loves books to read this!!!!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I saw this book recommended on a list of new reads 10 Oct. 2016
By J. Phillips - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I saw this book recommended on a list of new reads, so I tried it out. I knew it was a YA Fiction book going in but after reading The Fault In Our Stars, I thought I would give it a try.

The prose/poetry style wasn't an issue for me; it makes for a quick read. I do, however, take issue with some of the depth of the characters.

While you understand Shay and her issues, Dash and his, there are not enough--for my taste--for the others. For instance, I want to know more about the terminally ill girl, the step mom and even Blake. I need more back story to really care about these guys.

That said, if you're a younger/newer reader these issues probably aren't a problem for you. You'll like the heroine and you'll love the story. Things almost like this happen in real life every day. It did to me.

Two stars for older readers because of predictability and lack of back story and four stars for younger ones because of the prose/prose style puts it at a solid three stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHAY IS A MUST READ!!!! 4 Oct. 2016
By Ragesgurl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The poetry format may not be for everyone.

But let me tell you Shays story is, she had to deal with real life bullying and other issues in her school that hit head on. I love Her and her bestie, the story pulls you In and makes you want to know what happens to her.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very touching! 7 Mar. 2017
By Miriam Valencia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This took me back to high school. I loved reading this style, the poetry is unforgettable. I can't wait to read more from this author.
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