Book Review: Just Like The Movies by Kelly Fiore

Just Like The Movies
Author: Kelly Fiore
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: July 22, 2014
Review Source: Bloomsbury USA | Netgalley

Pretty and popular track star Marijke Monti is confident about almost everything – she’s got great friends, a great family, and she’s on her way to the State Track Championship. In fact, the only thing Marijke isn’t confident about is her relationship with Tommy Lawson.

Lily Spencer has spent her entire high school career preparing for the future – she’s participated in every extracurricular activity and volunteer committee she could. But, at home, she watches her mother go on date after date with dud-dudes, still searching for “the one.” Lily realizes that she’s about to graduate and still hasn’t even had a boyfriend.

While they live on each other’s periphery at school, Lily and Marijke never seemed to have much in common; but, after a coincidental meeting at the movie theater, Lily gets an idea – why can’t life be like a movie? Why can’t they set up their perfect romantic situations, just in time for their senior prom, using movie techniques?

Once the girls come up with the perfect plans, they commit themselves to being secret cohorts and, just like in the movies, drama ensues.

I realize I'm close to being in my mid-twenties, BUT, I still totally feel like a sixteen year old girl. Which is why I enjoyed Just Like The Movies SO much! It is definitely a fun read for a teenage girl, but I think it's also fun for an oldie like me to read and reminisce about "the good ole' days" in high school. And, to add to that, it's also really enjoyable to hopeless romantics all around.

Just Like The Movies is about two totally different girls with boy trouble. Lily and Marijke meet by choice of destiny. These girls would have never been friends for it had not been that one fateful night where they run into each other, both hopelessly in love and in a rut. They muster up an amazing plan to make the boys they love, love them back by recreating scenes from famous romance movies. Because, why can't it happen like the movies? Of course in real life we can't script things or "take two" so when the girls' plan fails time after time again it puts a strain on their friendship.

This was such a cute book full of romance, friendship, heartache, and all-over high school cuteness. It was truly enjoyable.


  1. I have this on my Kindle and I'm looking forward to reading it soon. It sounds adorable!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  2. I just read this a couple weeks ago. I thought it was so adorably cute.


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