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 her ex. 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, but I loved that the story turned out to be about friendship! It was such a great message to see Cam figure out that she doesn’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.
The tone of the novel was light and fun. There were totally some awkward scenes that left me embarrassed for Cam, but they were funny. What I really loved though were her interactions with her friends. Plus Cam’s a rom-com fan like me, so of course I loved her. I think it’s important to have a character like Cam 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 love letter to the friends who stick with you no matter what!
*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.*