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Book Review: When You Get The Chance

Book Details:

  • Published Date: January 4, 2022
  • Author: Emma Lord
  • Genre: Fiction, Young Adult
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Length: 308 pages
Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream of becoming a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super introverted dad, who raised Millie alone since she was a baby. Not her drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not her “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm. Millie needs an ally. And when an accidentally left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do―find her mom.

But how can you find a new part of your life and expect it to fit into your old one without leaving any marks? And why is it that when you go looking for the past, it somehow keeps bringing you back to what you’ve had all along?

I did a New Years book haul at the end of 2021. Before 2022 started, I saw this book on Goodreads and decided to add it to my TBR and a week later when I did the book haul, I saw this book had released early in Barnes & Noble and decided to grab as part of my haul. The cover is gorgeous and very eye catching (y’all know I’m a sucker for gorgeous book covers).

So, Millie is searching for her mother. All she knows is that her mom left her at her father’s doorstep and disappeared. She has never met her mother, but she desperately wants too. Although her father was out of town a lot, she regularly turned to her aunt for advice. Throughout the book, you see Millie interacting with women who could possibly be her mother.

I thought this book was cute and quite different from what I usually read. As a young adult book, I do tend to wonder if the book is going to have a realistic plot and I feel like I got that in this book. There is some slight romance, but I feel Millie’s search for her mother took the front seat in this book. It was nice to see Millie interact with women who she thought could be her mother and it was nice to see her work her way through this situation.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read When You Get The Chance? What were your thoughts?


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