Review: If We Were a Movie – Kelly Oram (Spoilers warning)

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Synopsis: Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella. NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get. Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.

Rating: 5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Review:

I didn’t like Nate at first, because instead of facing his problems, he avoided them or he used wile and guile to deflect. But later, hints of strength peeked out from his character. Like when he stood up for Jordan in front of that creep who dissed her.

OMG I about died with laughter at the scene where Nate and Jordan are hiding and hear Chris and Tyler talk about them. Lmao! Nate’s brothers were awesome, in spite of the annoying traits, they stood with him when he needed it.

I loved the dynamics between the characters. Nate had a clear voice as he told his story and the emotions came through full of impact. 

Sophie’s big nefarious plot to chain Nate to her? I thought, oh, Nate, you didn’t! Why weren’t you more careful? You just ruined your new budding relationship with Jordan. That scene was heartbreaking. Nate feeling so trapped and knowing he had no choice but to do the right thing. Jordan’s heart ripping in shreds knowing what he had to do. I was so relieved when I found out it was a big fat lie.

I very much like the sweet elements, like Nate singing the song his mother loved, the heartfelt talk with his father, his proposal to Jordan, though I find them both too young to get married yet. I like to imagine that they stay engaged for a long time and stay together until they finally tie the knot at maybe late twenties or early thirties. They still have a lot of growing up to do.

It was a really good book, sweet and hilarious. I would definitely read it again.

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