It Sounded Better in My Head – Published 2020
“When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.
It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.” – Goodreads
This book exceeded my expectations for a quick, light audiobook. For those who love audiobooks, it’s available on Hoopla, ya’ll!
This is very much YA, which doesn’t have to have a negative connotation to it. The MC struggles with self image, which unfortunately is a universal struggle, but especially intense to young adults. There isn’t a ton of actual plot, but rather a group of recent graduates trying to enjoy their summer before they start university (they’re also waiting to see which degree and school they get into, which is so much different than how we do things here in the states).
There’s a bit of a love story, a bit of sex ed, some friendship drama, and some hard family dynamics. Definitely a YA with some depth, but still feels lighthearted and quick to get through!
4 stars for me!