Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh
Published July 11, 2017 by Harper Collins Children’s
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Junior Nattie McCullough is totally OK with her place in life: Latin whiz. Member of the school’s gay-straight alliance. Joni Mitchell superfan. Seventeen-year-old who has never been kissed. So when last summer’s crush and her former classmate—Young Lungs lead singer Sebastian Delacroix—comes back to town with his new hit single “Natalie,” she can’t bring herself to believe it could possibly be about her…could it?
As Nattie sorts through the evidence (the lyrics, Sebastian’s elusive text messages, and their brief romantic encounter last year), the song’s popularity skyrockets, and everyone starts speculating about “Natalie’s” identity. If that wasn’t mortifying enough, Nattie runs into another problem: her confusing, flirtation-packed feelings for her good friend Zach. With her once-average life upended, Nattie is determined to figure out once and for all if her short-lived past with Sebastian was something love songs are made of—or just a one-hit wonder.
Thank you, HarperCollins and Edelweiss, for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was actually really cute and I liked it! It had a sort of Audrey Wait vibe, wherein a hit song was also inspired by the main character.
Natalie McCullough-Schwartz. aka Nattie is sassy, a bit of a smart ass, and I AM HERE FOR HER as a character. She has amazing friends as well. There’s Tess, president of the school’s gay-straight alliance. We have Tall Zach, who’s super interesting and deserved more air time in my opinion. And then there’s Zach the Anarchist, who’s not really a legit anarchist and is fond of baking. Nattie’s family – even with Sam Huang, the foreign exchange student living with them – had great chemistry together as well.
Albeit a bit predictable for me, this book was a really cute feel good read. I could even see this as a teen movie, or at least a Netflix series haha. So yeah, go ahead and definitely check this one out if you need a good light YA read. 🙂