Title: That’s Not What I Heard
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Release Date: January 29, 2019
What did you hear?
Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin are over. Yes, the Kim and Teddy broke up.
At least that’s what Phil Spooner thinks he overheard and then told Jess Howard, Kim’s best friend. Something about Teddy not liking Kim’s Instas? Or was it that Teddy is moving to Italy and didn’t want to do long distance? Or that Kim slid into someone else’s DMs?
Jess told her boyfriend, Elvis, that he needs to be on Kim’s side. Especially if he wants to keep her as his girlfriend. But Elvis is also Teddy’s best friend.
Now, Kim’s run out of school for the day. Jess is furious. Elvis is confused. And half the lunch period won’t talk to Teddy. Even the teachers have taken sides.
William Henry Harrison High will never be the same again!
Stephanie Kate Strohm’s books are always such hilarious and compulsively readable books. Once you pick them up, you can’t put them down and That’s Not What I Heard is no different. We follow the lives of teens at William Henry Harrison High School after the golden couple breaks up and no one is quite sure why. Rumors are started and lines are drawn in this high school romcom romp.
The best words I can use to describe That’s Not What I Heard are dramatic and entertaining. Stephanie’s writing is just so easy to read and get lost in – I usually end up reading her books in one sitting and I find they’re the perfect thing to pick up when I don’t know what reading mood I’m in. I also love how she incorporated so many POVs into her stories as well – it’s never overwhelming, but it adds so much to the chaotic and frenzied nature of the story. And while I do enjoy all the POVs, because there’s so many, and it’s such a quick read, I’m never really invested in the story. But I don’t mind that so much, because it’s not what I’m looking for from this particular book.
That’s Not What I Heard is a big game of he-said she-said, with exaggerated high school politics that come together in creative and ridiculous ways.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of The Taming of the Drew, Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink, Confederates Don’t Wear Couture, and the upcoming It’s Not Me, It’s You and Prince in Disguise. She grew up in Connecticut and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was voted Winter Carnival Queen. Currently she lives in Chicago with her fiance and a little white dog named Lorelei Lee.
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