**INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**
From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!
Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.
Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless.
Tired of being a friendless, never-been-kissed parent-pleaser, Shane, a premed student, is ready for a change. After telling her parents that she's headed to a premed course, she instead attends a writing program in London. There, she finds the new start and adventures she'd hoped for: she bonds with her roommates; hangs out with Pilot, a cute boy who seems to return her affection; excels in her creative writing class; and finds a more suitable niche for herself as an intern with a travel magazine. Everything comes crashing down, though, when she discovers that Pilot has a girlfriend, and her parents figure out that she's been lying to them. Unable to stand up for herself, she returns home defeated, but six years later, she's given a magical opportunity to redo the past. A slushy mixture of romance and contemporary fantasy, this first novel by a popular booktuber personality succeeds in conveying how an older, wiser Shane is able to make better decisions. Unfortunately, the clich d plot and underdeveloped characters lessen the book's impact. Shane seems younger than her years, and her undying affection for her verbally abusive father strikes an odd note. What rings truest here is the awe she feels when exploring new territory and falling in love for the first time. Ages 12 up.
Great book but...
I loved the book and the story and it left me off feeling very warm and it had a lot of what other books lack (can’t say without spoiling) but it does have a lot of pop culture references which at times felt funny and relatable but at other times felt too over bearing. But you can tell the author put a lot of her personality in to her book and though it is relatable it does feel like I’m reading a self inserted fanfic (not a bad thing if you don’t know much of the author) the overall story and message I got from it was good and I will be rereading
i ate this up!!!!
i loved this book it’s sweet and warm an amazing coming of age book with a nice little twist that i love.
Interesting take on “coming of age” genre
A great read. Every character was likable, every scene felt well written, and the dialogue was witty and funny. It was a clever blend of romance, coming of age, drama, and a little mystery. Would recommend to anyone.