You Have A Match

You Have A Match

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"A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she'll never forget. From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord's You Have a Match, a hilarious and heartfelt novel of romance, sisterhood, and friendship... When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it's mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie...although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front. But she didn't know she's a younger sister. When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it's hard to believe they're from the same planet, never mind the same parents - especially considering Savannah, queen of green smoothies, is only a year and a half older than Abby herself. The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby's parents gave Savvy up for adoption. But there are complications: Savvy is a rigid rule-follower and total narc. Leo is the camp's co-chef, putting Abby's growing feelings for him on blast..."--
Publisher: New York, New York : Wednesday Books, ©2021.
ISBN: 9781250237309
Characteristics: 305 pages ;,22 cm.


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May 07, 2021

Abby's friend Leo convinces her and their friend Connie to sign up for a DNA test. Leo is hoping to connect with his birth parents, but Abby and Connie just see it as a lark, until the results come back. Abby discovers that she has a full-blooded sister named Savannah that she didn't know anything about. Once they connect, Savvy convinces Abby to come to summer camp with her, but when they arrive, sparks fly when Abby learns that Savvy is head camp counselor and Leo, who she has had a crush on for a while now, is also there. Savvy and Leo are part of a camp clique that has been together for years, and Abby begins to wonder if getting to know her sister might have been a mistake.

You Have a Match is a very layered book that is derived from the many facets of Abby's life. Dealing with loss, communicating with family and friends, standing up for what is right, and settling conflicts are all issues that Abby faces in this story. These themes are well developed as are the personalities of the characters. The only negative aspect of the story is that the ending seems almost too perfect, but overall You Have a Match is a well written novel exploring many questions facing young adults as they approach adulthood.

Apr 21, 2021

This book is everything I need at the moment: a fun summer at a beautiful camp in Washington, romance, and a plot to find a long-lost sister! Once I started reading this book and got into the groove, I could not put it down. The story just flows and I always wanted to know what happens next. The mix of "mystery" with contemporary romance sealed the deal for me, I mean how could I not love it. This story is amazing and it brought a smile to my face.

Mar 18, 2021

you have a match is basically the parent trap with a few modern embellishments: DNA testing, instagram, an LGBT romance, and cussing.

Gina_Vee Mar 15, 2021

This had Parent Trap vibes to it, and that's partially why I love this book. Finn is probably the funniest character in the book. The romance also tugs at the heartstrings with equal parts heartbreak and heartfelt.

Dec 22, 2020

It's like an inverse retelling of 'The Parent Trap.' Abby and Savvy discover they are full sisters via a DNA test. After an in-person meet they decide to attend the same camp. While getting to know one another they hope to also unravel the mystery of why one girl was given up for adoption while 18 months later, the second is not. Camp is complicated. Both girls find that long-time friendships are in crisis adding a new level of difficulty to their mission. Then both sets of parents show up--on the same day. The initial confrontation is drama-filled and adds to the mystery. Abby and Savvy have evidence that their parents were friends at one time. How can they repair the ruins? How can the girls keep from scorching current friendships? When is it an appropriate time to go from friend to more than friend. The couples in this new YA book are diverse, but I enjoyed having the romance aspect more on the back burner while friendships were explored and strengthened for both generations. There were moments when Abby and Savvy were discovering shared experiences that brought tears as did the forethought of Poppy. Not as fun for me as 'Tweet Cute,' but another entertaining title from Emma Lord.

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