YA author Jenna Guillaume is back with a fun and modern feminist twist on the 1985 pop cult film Weird Science.
Sixteen-year-old Katie Camilleri can’t believe she’s accidentally created a teenage boy. A boy six-feet tall with floppy hair and eyes like the sky on a clear summer’s day. A boy whose lips taste like cookie dough and whose skin smells like springtime. A boy completely devoted to Katie. But silly musings and kitchen antics with her best friend, Libby, have definitely taken a whimsical twist into something bigger than Katie could have ever daydreamed. Turns out the consequences of fumbling a human being into existence are rather complicated. More importantly, does Guy, the golden Adonis Katie’s created, like her because he wants to, or because he has to? And will he be Katie’s very first kiss?
Title: You Were Made for Me
Author: Jenna Guillaume
Publication Date: April 1, 2021
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
If you’ve ever seen “How to Build a Better Boy”, then you’ll know what you’re getting into with this book. It lived up to its description in being humorous and in delivering a fully entertaining story.
The first thing I loved about this book was that it was as if the main character, Katie, and her best friend, Libby, are there telling the story to the reader. They frequently interrupt the “regular storyline” to give quirky and humorous comments on the side. It was kinda like having a voiceover by these two characters while the story played in front of me. I loved it!
Something else I loved about this book and that made it completely unique to me was all the quirky and strange characters. They were each so different from each other and also so different from typical characters that I often see in rom-coms. Many of these characters have individual conflicts and issues that they’re going through so it’s interesting to see this while also seeing how they interact between Katie.
The romance was fun in this book. Guy truly is the perfect…well, guy. I was swooning more than once over things he did or said, but in the end, I was asking myself the same question as Katie. Was he saying/doing these things because he wanted to? Or because he was programmed to?
Overall, I enjoyed this book! It was fun to see Katie’s love life make its way around the block and end up where it did. I think there were some great lessons to be learned here about relationships (platonic and romantic), “perfect” partners, and happily ever afters.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.