Cam, the ultimate lover of rom-coms, has her perfect senior year planned out. She’s going to have the best time ever with her friends and then attend Columbia with her longterm boyfriend. Except then her own rom-com comes to a sudden end when Marc breaks up with her. To make matters worst, Cam doesn’t have any extracurriculars to include in her college application since she dedicated so much of her time to Marc. Now she’s on a mission to get over Marc (added bonus if it makes him jealous in the process) and beef up her college application.
Finding Mr. Better-Than-You is a fun read about finding yourself with the help of supportive friends. Going in I thought this would be a cute rom-com (finding someone after getting dumped), but I loved that the story is most of all about friendship! It was such a great message to see Cam figure out that you don’t need a boyfriend to be happy or fill a void. She let boys derail her own goals, dreams, and happiness, but was able to grow and learn that what she wants is important.
Cam’s voice was so funny! I loved her interactions with her friends—her best ones and the new ones she makes—and her inner thoughts. Plus she’s a rom-com fan like me, so of course I loved her. I think it’s important to have a character like her out there and hope this will show teens that there’s so much more for them out there, especially if they feel like they wasted time on a relationship that ended.
Overall, Finding Mr. Better-Than-You is a cute story filled with so much friendship!
*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.*