August 29, 2019
DNF Review: She's the Worst
She's the Worst by Lauren Spieller
Release date: September 3, 2019
An e-galley was provided by Simon & Schuster via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Sisters April and Jenn haven’t been close in years. Jenn’s too busy with school, the family antique shop, and her boyfriend, and April would rather play soccer and hang out with the boy next door.
But when April notices her older sister is sad about staying home for college, she decides to do something about it. The girls set off to revive a pact they made as kids: spend an epic day exploring the greatest hits of their childhood and all that Los Angeles has to offer.
Then April learns that Jenn has been keeping a secret that could rip their family—and their feuding parents—apart. With only one day to set things right, the sisters must decide if their relationship is worth saving, or if the truth will tear them apart for good.
When did I stop reading?: 24% into my e-galley.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: This was very much a case of "It's not you; it's me." I just wasn't vibing with the narrative voice or the plotline. I was pumped for a sister story, but the narrative was taking longer than I wanted, and I felt like I didn't know April or Jenn all that well really. I might try to pick up She's the Worst again at a later date. Maybe I'll be in a better mood for it then.
The Verdict: If you like contemporary YA and sister stories, go ahead and give this one a try - and come back and tell me if it's worth picking up again.