Book Reviews

Say Anything by Madeleine Labitan

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 128
Genre: YA, High School, Romance
Published: Feb. 14, 2019
Rating 2.5 stars


Falling for him wasn’t part of the plan…

“I heart Lincoln Evans.”

Riley Ellison has been writing those words in her journal for months, pouring her teenage daydreams within its pages.

Because the cutest boy in school isn’t aware of her feelings for him and it’s going to stay that way. She wouldn’t be able to live it down if he ever finds out and rejects her. That would be downright mortifying.

So when Noah Pritchett—Lincoln’s best friend and Riley’s next-door neighbor—finds out the truth, Riley’s world turns upside down. What will she do? Will he say anything?

But instead of outing her, Noah is suddenly offering to help her get Lincoln. It seems to be working…until Noah starts acting like he doesn’t want to play cupid anymore. Did he lose interest or is there something more going on?


I wasn’t a big fan of the writing. I also don’t like that the two moms of the main characters were so caviler about their kids having sex. Especially, while they were home. No, the MCs don’t have sex but the moms hint at it and even joke about it.

This is a boy next-door romance. Riley really likes Lincoln. Noah finds out when he sees Riley’s journal which is filled with creepy middle school girl crush kind of things about Lincoln. (She has names for their future kids) Noah says he is going to help Riley get Lincoln.

This had potential. The plot wasn’t developed all the way. I’m still wondering why Noah offers to help Riley. The love between these two felt insta and I wasn’t fully bought on it. I have read another book by this author before though I had no memory of the said book. I looked at the review I wrote on it. I had DNF it on page 6 due to the writing being too immature and not well thought out. I kind of had that problem with this book but not bad enough that I DNF. I have a couple other books of hers on my TBR. I think if the next book I read of hers is too immature, I will just take her other books off and put her on my do not read.

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