Book Review Of “You Must Not Miss” By Katrina Leno @TheNOVL #YouMustNotMiss #NOVLBookSquad


Magpie Lewis started writing in her yellow notebook the day her family self-destructed. That was the night Eryn, Magpie’s sister, skipped town and left her to fend for herself. That was the night of Brandon Phipp’s party.

Now, Magpie is called a slut whenever she walks down the hallways of her high school, her former best friend won’t speak to her, and she spends her lunch period with a group of misfits who’ve all been socially exiled like she has. And so, feeling trapped and forgotten, Magpie retreats to her notebook, dreaming up a place called Near.

Near is perfect–somewhere where her father never cheated, her mother never drank, and Magpie’s own life never derailed so suddenly. She imagines Near so completely, so fully, that she writes it into existence, right in her own backyard. It’s a place where she can have anything she wants…even revenge.

Thank you to The Novl for gifting me an ARC in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I rate this a 3 out of 5 Stars.

Okay, so this is the most interesting YA books that I have read in a long while. It was weird, but very creative, and a really great prose. I love all the bases it touched upon, and I feel like this should be a must read for young readers. It had diverse characters, it touched on sexual abuse, feminism, revenge, alcoholism, and dealing with your feelings and standing up for yourself. The way that Magpie dealt with all of this was a bit unorthodox, but it worked well in this setting.

This was such a fast read, and I was so intrigued by the story, and I wanted to find out Near, and how this place came to be, was it Mental Illness? Was it her imagination? I still don’t really know, but it was really cool, and I liked the uncertainty of it. I LOVED the ending, it was absolutely perfect, and I do hope that it means there is going to be a second book!

Thank you to my lovely ladies at The Novl, and I am so happy to be a part of The Novl Book Squad

This book is out April 23rd, I will include the Goodreads Link below so you can read more, and order from your favorite place to buy books!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38446644-you-must-not-miss?from_search=true

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