but figuring out what romance is and what is real in bookish boyfriends is trickier than she thinks. so is fitting into a school where the headmaster and some students seem to have it out for her. following merrilee's travails is the stuff pure entertainment is made of. whether she's convinced her life is romeo and juliet reincarnated or pride and prejudice book allusions and callbacks abound, and as a recovering english lit major i loved them.
**bookish boyfriends will publish on may 1, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/abrams kids (amulet books) in exchange for my honest review.