Review: “It Sounded Better In My Head” by Nina Kenwood

Book Title: It Sounded Better In My Head

Author: Nina Kenwood

Rating: 5⭐️

Release Date: April 30th, 2020

Blurb: When her parents announce their impending separation, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting or at least mildly upset. And now that Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, have fallen in love, she’s feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward.

Where does she fit in now? And what has happened to the version of her life that played out like a TV show—with just the right amount of banter, pining and meaningful looks?

Nothing is going according to plan.

But then an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.


When was the last time you read a coming of age book that made you laugh and smile and cringe all at the same time? Because I can’t remember when that happened to me. But “It Sounded Better In My Head” by Nina Kenwood was absolutely perfect.

Natalie is such a relatable character and her inner monologues are exactly what all of us have gone through at some point of time in our lives. She’s dealing with a lot – her parents keeping the secret of their separation and divorce from her for almost a year, her two best friends hooking up and becoming a couple, back acne, acne in general, being a teenage girl and everything else you can think of a young girl going through. But she’s also looking to make an impact in her life and make a difference and show the world (and herself) that this isn’t the end of the road.

She finds herself, she falls in love and everything leads to lots of awkwardness and teenage angst and irritation with her divorcing parents. Natalie is such an incredible character and there were so many things that she talked about in the book that you’d read it and go ‘oh yeah, I totally know that feeling’.

This is definitely one of my absolute favourite YA books of the last few years! 

Thanks to NetGalley and Text Publishing for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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