She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen
Release Date: 20 April, 2021
Page Count: 288 pages
High school nemeses fall in love in this queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuisten.
After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean Irene Abraham. Things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.
Their bumpy start only gets bumpier the more time they spend together. But when an opportunity presents itself for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex (and climb her school’s social ladder at the same time), she bribes Irene into playing along. Hijinks, heartbreak, and gay fake-dating scheme for the ages. From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance.
I love Scottie but Irene is my favourite. She’s snarky and passionate and incredibly strong. Also so happy to see that her grandparents are from my birth place. I usually see see Indian or Half Indian MC’s from the northern side and I cannot tell you how it feels to see my place mentioned here.
This book is fluffy and adorable and it made me smile so much! There’s any major coming out drama or homophobia and it was so incredibly wholesome. I can’t stop gushing!!!!GAHHHHHH!!!
Irene and Scottie are so damn cute and their snaky banter is my favourite part. This book is entirely from Scottie’s POV. I love their friends so much especially Danielle. The secondary characters are very well written.
So if you’re looking for enemies to lovers, fake dating and sapphic wholesomeness with sports rivalry, then I cannot reccomend this book highly enough! This is a new-to-me author but I’ll definitely be checking out their other books.
*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review