"Every page bursts with humor, squee-inducing romance, and an abiding sense of the deep love and joy of its two writers . . . Always Never Yours is a necessary, feel-good addition to the YA canon.”—Entertainment Weekly
Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she's cast as none other than Juliet--yes, that Juliet--in her high school's production. It's a nightmare. Megan's not an actress and she's certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen--thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn't a girl get to star in her own love story?
Megan, who aspires to be a theater director, is focused on finishing her senior year and fulfilling the acting requirement she needs to get into the Southern Oregon Theater Institute. Her family life is in flux (her parents are divorced), and her best friend is dating her ex, Tyler. But then she's cast as Juliet, opposite Tyler's Romeo. Owen, a new boy with theater aspirations of his own, enters Megan's life, and as their friendship grows she misses all the signals that Owen might be the love she didn't know she wanted. Real-life romantic partners Wibberley (the Last Oracle series) and Siegemund-Broka (making his YA debut) collaborated in this theater-centered novel, with a predictable will-they/won't-they romance at its core. As Megan spends the bulk of her time with yet another guy who's wrong for her (Will), Owen is there in the wings. The coauthors wisely balance out the romance with family drama, and Megan's commitment to a future life in the theater will please readers who share a similar love of Shakespeare and want a little romance to go with their drama. Ages 14 up.
Spoiler but how is she going to get angry she gets cheated on and judges those involved but then tries to get with Owen twice when she knows he has a girlfriend yeah the 2nd time they already broke up but she didn’t know that also I’m guessing she won’t tell her friend about Tyler trying to cheat which honestly I’m not so sure she should bc I don’t know how it’ll be recurved considering her friend and Tyler cheated where she was with Tyler
Sarcastic and Witty
I really loved how unashamed Megan was of who she was as a woman and as a flirt. This was a great book for lessons on self worth and figuring out your place in a changing family. The quick and bold banter between Owen and Megan had me rereading dialogue over and over again with a grin on my face. If you love a love story and you appreciate a sarcastic sense of humor this is definitely the book for you.
L O V E
FINALLY a well written YA romance where the girl is seriously funny and smart, and everything that happens in the book happens for a reason. absolutely loved this book.