Kaye Rockwell’s debut shook me to my core in all the right ways. Glad You Exist is a young adult contemporary romance and while it tackles all of the teenage woes of being in love with your best friend, dealing with friendships and straddling the line of being a good daughter and a good friend; this book also tackles some really heavy topics.
In the first book from her new young adult series, you’re transported from the real world to Apollo Beach where everything is absolutely beautiful and the people are the same, but different.
There’s a redemption ARC in this story which actually makes it more interesting than just being another popular girl falls for a nerd story. I really enjoyed the character growth and the incredible friendship in the story.
I did adore this book and while it took me some time to really get invested in it, I found myself cheering Jamie on as she got all the way to the end.
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.