Book Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally

Posted August 15, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda KenneallyJesse's Girl on July 7, 2015
Pages: 302
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?

“Jesse’s Girl” by Miranda Kenneally is a sweet romantic comedy. Maya has a passion for playing the guitar and performing. When Maya gets kicked out of her own band she becomes depressed. When her principal suggests that she hang out with his nephew for career day, Maya is a little skeptic of it first. Jesse Scott is a famous country music star, however Maya has never really liked country music. When Maya finally agrees to hang out with Jesse, she finds out that he is more depressed than she is. As they get to know each other things start turning around and they both really start opening up.

This was such a cute story. Nowadays there really isn’t a whole lot of romantic comedies in the YA industry. I think it brought a bright ray of sunshine to the mix. I really liked how cheery this book is. I think Kenneally really shows the importance of family in this novel. Maya has such a wonderful family. I think it is great to finally see a functioning family in a young adult book. I would definitely recommend this book to others.


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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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