Book Reviews · Young Adult Books

Book Review: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

This novel was super quirky and fun! It’s cute cover was what attracted me on netgalley, and the story was just as fun!

Howland’s book follows Becca Harrington, an aspiring actress who has been rejected by all the colleges she applied to. She decides to move to LA all on her own, where she meets her new friend, Marisol and the adorkable Raj.

I really appreciate the perspective of a young person who realizes college isn’t the best option for them. Although I love college myself, it’s not for everyone. And it is possible to be successful and happy even if you don’t go to a university.

And this is a relatable book for anyone who is in their late teens or early twenties. It’s about the struggle of being on your own for the first time. As a broke college student I totally related to Becca’s money problems and the stress of trying to pay for bills.

Although it was a super fun and relatable story, I didn’t give it a full 4 stars. Although I enjoyed it, it sometimes lacked a certain uniqueness to it’s dialogue and characters. But I would still recommend it for any fan of contemporary novels. I am definitely interested in reading more from this author in the future ๐Ÿ™‚


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