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Poppy (Little Brown)
March 10, 2020
Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha have been inseparable friends since they were five-years old. Now they’re seniors in high school, trying to figure out what they want out of life so they can make the most out of every opportunity they have. And here’s a fun fact; in 25 years, one of these ladies will end up being sworn in as President of the United States. Interestingggggg, but which one?
Each girl has her strengths and weaknesses. Ava considers herself lucky to have been adopted into a loving (and wealthy) family, but she still can’t help wondering about her birth mother. CJ is an overachiever who wants to change the world, one volunteer opportunity at a time—unfortunately, her low SAT scores will definitely hold her back from getting into a top college. Jordan has one dream, and that’s to be a journalist. Unfortunately, her hard-hitting, no-nonsense attitude sometimes gets her the story…and sometimes gets her in trouble. And last, Martha is smart as a whip and tough as nails—but she and her dad are really poor, so Martha has no idea how’s she’s going to pay for college.
The four friends must struggle their way through their last year of high school. There will be drama, love, boyfriends (and girlfriends), breakups, civic engagement, and lots of personal growth and epiphanies. No one will be the same after the school year is over, but their friendship will only get stronger.
I surprised myself by loving this book. It reminded me a lot of Tweet Cute. Both books have similar themes of young adults trying to figure themselves out, while deciding where they stand in relation to others, to friends, to romantic partners, to parents, and to the world. These girls aren’t perfect, but they are whip smart. They don’t have it all figured out, but they have a great foundation: they’re loyal, honest, reliable, hardworking, and absolutely determined to be their best selves. If any of my kids grow up to be like them, I will be proud.
I also appreciate that there’s just enough relationship drama in the book to be interesting, without love and infatuation becoming everything. The story and relationships are really well balanced. Bonus that I completely did NOT see the ending coming (in the best way). I thought I knew how it would all turn out, but I was way off.
Overall, what a fun book. I devoured it in less than a day. If you’re looking for a quick but uplifting read, Most Likely is the one for you!
Thank you to Poppy and Amazon Vine for the ARC!