Review: You Have a Match

You Have a Match


From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord’s You Have a Match, a YA novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood…

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. And her parents have a secret that threatens to unravel everything.

But part of life is showing up, leaning in, and learning to fit all your awkward pieces together. Because sometimes, the hardest things can also be the best ones. 

Rating: 4-stars


You Have a Match by Emma Lord is a surprising twist of events for two teenagers. Abby goes for a DNA test because her best friend and crush wants to see if he can find his biological parents. Only it has disastrous results. Abby finds out she has a biological sister she never heard of and her crush finds he has no matches in the DNA system. Both are bummed with the news. However, Abby’s world at home is turning inside out and upside down and it’s about to get a lot worse. I enjoy the quirky characters. They pop off the pages. Then, there’s the humor. It’s everywhere in this book which I like. Last, there a lot of action-pack scenes to keep my full attention. This YA novel by Emma Lord is my first book I read by her. I am impressed. There are some topics I don’t like to explore but they were not overbearing and it worked out fine. Other than that, You Have a Match was a good read.

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