Book Review: Again, but Better ~ by Christine Riccio
2019 – YA Romantic Comedy
My Rating: 5/5
This story brought the perfect amount of giddy, warm fuzzy, and lovely feelings into my life. I listened to the audiobook and would practically skip to my car after work so that I could listen to more.
I went into it a little apprehensive because I have read books by other BookTubers and been let down. But, I was honestly so pleasantly surprised by Christine’s unique writing style and this wonderfully whimsical story.
Christine’s writing embodies so much of her personality. It is open, honest, funny, and energetic. The same energy and passion that you get in Christine’s videos, is here on every page. My daughter and I have been watching Christine’s videos for years now, and this book made me love her even more. So much of Christine’s heart and soul are here for us to read and it was honestly so endearing.
As an avid reader and all-around fangirl, I have a strong passion for the things that I love. I really fell in love with the heroine, Shane, because she has this same passion and tries to connect with people through the things she loves. Since this is something that I also do, I found it really relatable. I think this is something that most bloggers can relate to.
Pilot: “I’ve never met someone as outwardly passionate about their favorite things as you.”
Shane: “Well, things inspire me and make me happy and feel more understood…if I can give that to someone else by recommending my things, I want to.”
I loved that Shane and Pilot developed such a strong friendship founded on mutual respect and admiration. They encouraged each other’s creative endeavors, they had such great witty banter, and they were just adorable all around.
If you love a good, heartwarming, funny, and magical YA romance, this is most definitely for you!
For more information on Christine Riccio, you can find her here on Goodreads