How to Speak Boy – Tiana Smith

Review From User :

This book is an excellent read! Right away I'm hooked on this story when I read on how competitive Quinn is and how her mouth "twisted in distaste" when she hears of her competitor's name. I'm the same way as Quinn on study and homework. I take a lot of time and it's definitely unfair when others just seems to study very little but still get A's. I love books with witty banter characters and this book has it. Grayson seems like a cool guy!

This book is told in the first person point of view following Quinn, 17 as she's out buying pantyhose with her bff Naomi for her speech and debate tournament. Quinn is highly competitive but so is Grayson, the tall dark and handsome competitor. They either tie out or he wins. They compete on everything. She so badly wanted to win him out. Quinn dislike Grayson to the max, but unexpected thing happened and now the hate has other meanings. On the other hand, her life is not completely dislike because she's falling for her mysterious pen pal!

How to Speak Boy is well written and a fun read! I smile often especially when both want to have the last words. I can relate to Quinn because I don't like phone calls and prefer emails so that I would have time to think. So it's impressive when Grayson talks on the phone and relatable when it's her turn. The love story is cute and I like that extension on the failed meet up. This story is centered around speech and debate and I guess it would have been great to read their speech, especially on the topic that they dared each other. Quinn's mom is such a cool mom. Overall, this book is a great read and I recommend everyone to read it.

Pro: fast paced, page turner, competitive, humor, friendship, love, witty banter

Con: none

I rate it 5 stars!

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Fierce Reads for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.

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Media Size : 4.4 MB