Mini Reviews: Fluffy Contemporaries That Will Make You Squeal

Okay, fine, maybe these contemporaries won’t make you squeal.

But they’ll probably make you giddy and dance around your room at least once.

Anyways, I’ll be mini-reviewing To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, and How To Break A Boy! (And also I loved all of these books.) And that’s mini-reviews, which is a first, because ALL OF MY REVIEWS ARE SUPER SHORT ANYWAYS. (I like mini things since I am extremely short and also I JUST LIKE SQUISHING EVERYTHING INTO ONE POST.)

(Also, scroll up and LOOK AT MY NEW GRAPHIC FOR MINI REVIEWS. If you don’t like some parts of it or have suggestions, please tell me!)

A List of Completely Normal Reactions To These Books

  • Screaming
  • Throwing random objects at the wall
  • Throwing yourself against the wall
  • Throwing the book out the window
  • Going outside to pick up the book
  • Apologizing to the book for throwing it out the window
  • Squealing
  • Being happy (?)
  • Screaming

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before



I loved this book too much.

Like, seriously, too much. IT’S SO CUTE AND FLUFFY AND I CAN’T EVEN.

This book is about Peter pretending to be Lara Jean’s boyfriend. Lara Jean is half Korean* and she loves baking and I LOVE FOOD. Is this book not made for me? She’s also so freaking relatable I CAN’T EVEN.

Peter is the love interest, and he’s so cute and sweet and CAN I HAVE A PETER OF MY OWN?

Lara Jean also has two sisters, one who’s moving away at the start of the book for college, and a little sister named Kitty. And Kitty is SO ADORABLE and witty and funny that I just want to squeeze her all the time. This book had those #sistervibes that I totally get! I have two sisters (and one brother, but shh) and I am the middle sister. I loved how close Lara Jean was to her sister and her family.

Also, the dad in this book! He was so nice and supportive of Lara Jean

me to EVERYONE in this book:

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Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda

19547856 ★★★★★

(Yes, all of the books in this collection that I’m reviewing are FIVE STARS.)

This book is one of those “anonymous contact” types of romantic plots, which I am a huge fan of.

Simon, a closeted gay teen, is emailing back and forth with this guy from his school who goes by Blue. However, Blue is just a pseudonym and he doesn’t actually know who Blue is.

Also, I loved Simon. He was such relatable and light character! He was one of those light and likable characters who were really, really easy to please but he also was deep and three dimensional. He also cared a lot about Oreos and dreamed up this place called OreoLand or something. Who DOESN’T DO THAT??

I LOVE internet friendships because hello? I have a blog and have internet friendships. I totally get how people want to stay anonymous and don’t want others to see their face or know them in real life. Because #same.

The romance with Simon and Blue is actually SO cute and sweet. They talk about so many random things and the conversation just kind of grew from friendly to flirtatious and I loved it all!

And also the irl friendships too! Abby was such a fun and sweet character, and she was always so supportive of Simon and everyone. Leah was also one of my favorite side characters, she seemed snarky and so real- she was flawed and had insecurities just like everyone else.

This book was so cute, and it perfectly captured Simon as a relatable and interesting teen.

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How To Break A Boy

29102902 ★★★★★

Fine, I admit it. This book is not fluff at all. But I HAD TO INCLUDE IT because it is one of my favorite contemporaries as of… EVER.

With this book, I expected something light and sweet, fun and fast. But hahaha NO.

So the main character of this book, Olivia, convinces the “golden boy” Whit to be her pretend boyfriend, as quoted from the synopsis.

Obviously, we know what happens whenever there are fake relationships involved, right?

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You guys, I just found this gif online and I HAD TO SHARE IT, OKAY?

This book is actually really deep and emotional. Olivia is a “mean/popular” girl and of course, there’s a reason for that. During this book, I was constantly screaming* “NOOO!” at Olivia’s actions, and even though she was constantly doing idiotic things I rooted for her to win.

Whit was the love interest, and Olivia and Whit’s romance was SO CUTE. I flailed in my bed over their banter. Because #yes to banter. (If you haven’t read some of my other reviews, I FREAKING AM OBSESSED WITH BANTER.)

All in all, this book was cute but it EMOTIONALLY SCARRED ME. Ergo, you should read it!

*Screaming internally, of course. Hahaha no I don’t show emotion on my face.

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Are there any contemporaries that you loved and that were your favorite? Do you like screaming over books?


  1. Fangirl is probably my favorite contemporary, it’s just too cute. And totally relatable. I think* all these books are on my TBR, I’ve not heard of How to Break A Boy before, but now I have, so on the TBR it goes 🙂

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  2. aah I loved the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series! I also really liked The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, it was really really cute and a great feel-good book. Great post!

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  3. OKAY I AM SO WITH YOU ON : A List of Completely Normal Reactions To These Books – SCREAMING! lol, I LOVE To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I LOVE ASIAN MCs!! Lara Jean is too cute and all about her first real love!! I love Fangirl… I related HARD to that book… Now I need to read How To Break A Boy!!

    I don’t mind you getting money if I but a book 🙂 ❤ But what is the special graphic? Did I miss it or is it the creepy but fun "love" gif?

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  4. Ahhhh I already put Lara Jean on my TBR and wishlist but now I want it even more???? IT SOUNDS SO CUTE! And I have had a few people recommend Simon vs. the Homo sapiens to me, and I’ve only heard good things! I guess it’s going on my TBR too haha!

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  5. I haven’t read any of these bc I don’t usually read fluffy contemporaries (but I have been reading more Contemporaries recently but just ones that rip out my heart then laugh at it dying on the ground *cough* History is All You Left Me *cries*)
    I went into The Sun is Also a Star expecting 100% fluff but really it was 50% fluff/ 50% heartbreak… but still great!


  6. I totally loved Simon vs, one of the fav books that I read this year 🙂
    I recently bought To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before since I heard so many good things about it. Great to hear that you liked it. Looking forward to reading this book 🙂
    Great reviews and thanks for sharing 🙂

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  7. Ohh great reviews! I loved To All The Boys and Simon Vs. so, so much, both books are adorableeee ❤ I hadn't heard of that last book before, but I LOVE emotions and banter…So…I need to add it to my TBR, right? 😛

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    Oh and yay for biracial (especially Asian) MCs!!!

    (Also omg I’m dead from that gif. WHAT EVEN. I LOVE IT.)

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  9. Psst if you love Leah: she’s getting her own book! I haven’t read How To Break A Boy but I absolutely loved the other two! I need to read the rest of the Lara Jean trilogy asap. Have you read The Upside of Unrequited yet? I don’t even know whether I love that one more or Simon haha. Definitely recommend it! 🙂


  10. YES TO ALL OF THESE. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is absolutely adorable and so entertaining to read. 🙂 Glad to see it on your list. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! ❤


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