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DISCLAIMER This is a mostly negative review, pointing out many of the problems that I found in this book That said, the rating is based entirely on my general enjoyment of the novel While I had issues stated in the review , I didn t exactly hate this novel and actually had a decent time reading Sorry if my review and my rating seem incongruous, this is the way my brain categorized the novel.Now, onto the review I liked this But also, it was lowkey questionable I read this book in one day DISCLAIMER This is a mostly negative review, pointing out many of the problems that I found in this book That said, the rating is based entirely on my general enjoyment of the novel While I had issues stated in the review , I didn t exactly hate this novel and actually had a decent time reading Sorry if my review and my rating seem incongruous, this is the way my brain categorized the novel.Now, onto the review I liked this But also, it was lowkey questionable I read this book in one day In a couple of hours if I m honest I started in the late afternoon and between washing dishes, drying my unmanageable hair, and making diner, I finished at 1am.I didn t even feel the time flying by The book is quick and easy to read, with decent writing and likable characters And yet, I never felt truly engrossed in the characters.I also had a lot of problems with the way that virginity and sex, in general, are discussed.In case the title and the synopsis weren t clue enough, this book is about one girl s journey to get laid She believes that she s the only virgin left in her senior class and this is an issue that she needs to immediately rectify So, what better way to get rid of her pesky virginity than by losing it to her hot, college junior coworker, Dean Simple plot Pretty straight forward Pretty problematic, I think.In this book, being a virgin is like having a disease That s actually a quote in the book being a virgin in college is like having a disease It s something that Keely wants to get rid of because she feels that she must, and that point of view isn t changed or even really challenged.This is a YA novel and I think that we need to remember what Young Adult really means, and who the target audience really is In the back of the ARC I got it says, Ages 14 up Why is it ok to tell 14 year old girls, or any girl in general, that they can t possibly be a virgin by the time you graduate high school because that s just not cool If you want to be a virgin, be a virgin Sex is not a rite of passage nor something that should do, just to get it out of the way so you like a good life.And yes, in the end, we find out that Keely isn t the only virgin in her class, but that doesn t really change Keely s ultimate goal, it only changes who she wants to lose it to.I don t want it to seem like I m against Keely having sex I m not Although, this book probably lowkey does There is so much slut shaming in this sex positive novel And the worst part, the shaming is mostly done by other women All the guys in this book were horrible people And what pisses me off is that none of them face any consequences for their actions People either let their actions slide or their mistakes are inconsequentially forgiven They were all oblivious, sexist jerks All except for Andrew of course, because he was a love interest Which brings me to the romance.I didn t like Dean But it s ok, he wasn t meant to be too likable so let s not talk about him This isn t really a spoiler because we ve all read YA contemporaries, we know how this goes Let s talk about the best friend, Andrew.They were good friends and had great chemistry But like, was it me, or did they never act like they were in love I believed their friendship 100% Their romance Questionable at best.I would have wantedof their interactions and seeing them slowly come to terms with their emotions.All of that said I kinda enjoyed reading this book It was pretty cute and kinda funny and very easy to read I liked Keely and her friends I also surprisingly really liked Danielle, who was a mean and horrible friend, but still strangely likable Overall, I liked this book I flew through it I definitely look forward to whatever the author decides to publish next hopefully with less questionable topics Follow Me Here Too My Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Tumblr Pinterest High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex positive rom com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny HanIt seemed like a good plan at firstWhen the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely s own eighteenth birthday party, she s inspired to take things into her own hands She wants to have that experience too well, not exactly like that but with someone she trusts and actually likes , so she s going to need to find the guy, and fast Problem is, she s known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it s kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten So she can t believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean Not only does he look like he s fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into herBut Dean s already in college, and Keely is convinced he ll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is That s when she talks herself into a new plan her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he s clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends just friends so things are about to get complicatedCameron Lund s delightful debut is a hilarious and heartfelt story of first loves, first friends, and first times and how making them your own is all that really matters fun another book to remind me how painfully single i am Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram fun another book to remind me how painfully single i am Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 3 stars The Best Laid Plans is Cameron Lund s debut novel and I was impressed Though there were parts of the story that weren t my favorite, overall I liked most of the characters and her writing was fantastic This was an easy to listen to and fun audiobook This story is about a senior in high school named Keely who is one of the only virgins in her class group of friends and she s over it She wants to get rid of it She finds a college guy she s into named Dean and it s her chance The 3 stars The Best Laid Plans is Cameron Lund s debut novel and I was impressed Though there were parts of the story that weren t my favorite, overall I liked most of the characters and her writing was fantastic This was an easy to listen to and fun audiobook This story is about a senior in high school named Keely who is one of the only virgins in her class group of friends and she s over it She wants to get rid of it She finds a college guy she s into named Dean and it s her chance The only problem is, he straight up asked her if she was a virgin and she said no Here lies Keely s master plan She decides to use her best friend Andrew as practice She wants to lose her virginity to him first before being with Dean I didn t love this aspect of the story I didn t like the using factor, and I felt like she was really insensitive to her best friend and his feelings I also felt like there was some shaming going on on both sides and I didn t love that either I think the author could have made a few different choices and handled this topic so much better, but that s just my opinion What I did love was Keely s relationship with her other best friend Hannah I also liked Andrew most of the time The Best Laid Plans is a YA book I can see a lot of people absolutely loving If you re a fan of the friends to lovers troupe and you re looking for a fresh and new coming of age romance, I recommend picking this one up I m looking forward to readingfrom this author in the future This is one of my top reads of 2020. will i ever stop highly anticipating books and then waiting a million years to read them let s find out but no Who among us hasn t asked our best friend to take our virginity so the cute boy we ve been making out with won t run away when he learns we re a virgin I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of this book and I m so glad that I did This is one of the best rom coms that I ve read in a long time It s funny when it wants to be, cover your eyes cringey in the best possible way at times, and really thoughtful about the way we talk about sex virginity relationships This should be required Who among us hasn t asked our best friend to take our virginity so the cute boy we ve been making out with won t run away when he learns we re a virgin I had the pleasure of reading an early edition of this book and I m so glad that I did This is one of the best rom coms that I ve read in a long time It s funny when it wants to be, cover your eyes cringey in the best possible way at times, and really thoughtful about the way we talk about sex virginity relationships This should be required reading for sex ed classes after they finish showing all the STD slides Moreover, Lund completely nails Keely Collins voice our 18 yr old MC in a way that doesn t sound like a parent parroting kids speak or retrofitting older characters into YA Keely is 18, with 18 yr old problems I love this bookthan pizza, it should be on everyone s 2020 TBR PS This is a niche pet peeve of mine, but the party scenes are also super accurate, not the Project X style stuff that always seems to spring up YA When you live in a small town and go to high school with the same people you ve known since kindergarten, everyone knows your business So it s public knowledge among most of her classmates that Keely may very well be the last virgin in the senior class.There s nothing wrong with her it s just all of the guys she knows treat her like she s one of them Even her best friend Andrew, whom she s known since birth, treats her like she s not really a member of the opposite sex, and they feel comforta When you live in a small town and go to high school with the same people you ve known since kindergarten, everyone knows your business So it s public knowledge among most of her classmates that Keely may very well be the last virgin in the senior class.There s nothing wrong with her it s just all of the guys she knows treat her like she s one of them Even her best friend Andrew, whom she s known since birth, treats her like she s not really a member of the opposite sex, and they feel comfortable talking about girls and everything in front of her.Keely doesn t want to go to college a virgin but when she sees how another classmate is treated when she loses her virginity to one of the school spopular guys, she starts to wonder why is it okay for guys even Andrew to be with girl after girl, but when a girl sleeps with a guy she s a slut Why would her parents be fine if she slept with Andrew, but not with someone else So when a sexy, college aged coworker who looks like James Dean his name is even Dean and likes movies as much as she does expresses interest in her, Keely realizes he s what he needs to help her with her, umm, problem.But is he Is sex with Dean the answer, or is there someone else she d rather be with The Best Laid Plans was cute but it just didn t click for me The characters were all just so mean to each other and manipulative even though most behavior was justifiable so they weren t tremendously appealing That s not saying their behavior wasn t authentic, just irritating The book s conclusion is sweet although obvious from the start, but that s okay.The book is thought provoking in its conversations about the double standards around sexual behavior for men and women, particularly high school students I just wish it had a littleheart throughout.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at Check out my list of the best books of the decade at all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at He can t know you re a virgin because then he ll think of you as only a virgin Suddenly that s what it ll be about He ll just want to take it Your virginity won t be yours, it ll be his Guys are experts at making everything about them.The misogyny in this book was huge Like the whole book was just men and women hating women And to top it off there was so much slut shaming and bullying The only reason it got a two star was because the drama was delicious and Danielle was a true villain Sh He can t know you re a virgin because then he ll think of you as only a virgin Suddenly that s what it ll be about He ll just want to take it Your virginity won t be yours, it ll be his Guys are experts at making everything about them.The misogyny in this book was huge Like the whole book was just men and women hating women And to top it off there was so much slut shaming and bullying The only reason it got a two star was because the drama was delicious and Danielle was a true villain She was everyone s antagonist, she didn t discriminate She was awful to everyone And I loved the vegan parents The main character Keely and Andrew were frustrating And even though I found their relationship to be sweet and cute I neededof that I didn t feel like they really loved each other because I never got to see that Maybe the side drama with all the gazillion high school friends took up too much part of the story I don t know I just wantedof them together I wanted those sweet times cemented so I could be sure of their love As it stands their relationship was very toxic and full of intentional hurt with intentional lies I don t care why they lied, they lied I just neededcute REAL RATING 2.5 5 If i were being honest and didn t let other people s reviews affect my mindset going into the book, I would have been VERY excited but then quickly bored because things move at a glacial pace despite me knowing from chapter 1 that our main female character is liking the WRONG guy But since I did read the reviews, I know going in that this story has been heard and seen before It just has a lotdiscussion of SEX which is fine but it s overly dramatic and left me with a ba REAL RATING 2.5 5 If i were being honest and didn t let other people s reviews affect my mindset going into the book, I would have been VERY excited but then quickly bored because things move at a glacial pace despite me knowing from chapter 1 that our main female character is liking the WRONG guy But since I did read the reviews, I know going in that this story has been heard and seen before It just has a lotdiscussion of SEX which is fine but it s overly dramatic and left me with a bad taste in my mouth Are teenagers truly behaving like this now Am I too old now to understand the dramatics of this I just don t get the whole he won t like me cause i m a virgin plot line it s just so cheesy and unbelievable also, i agree with everyone saying that they just wantedKeely and Andrew Bruh we had to wait until the VERY end for her to realize her feelings for him Bye