This Is What It Feels Like

This Is What It Feels Like

It doesn?t matter what the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is this year. Who cares that?s it?s fifteen grand? Who cares about a gig opening for one of the greatest bands to ever play this town? Not Dia, that?s for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn?t got a shot at winning Sun City. Because ever since Hanna?s drinking took over her life, Dia and Ju It doesn?t matter what the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is this year. Who cares that...

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Title:This Is What It Feels Like
Author:Rebecca Barrow
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:0062494244
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

This Is What It Feels Like Reviews

  • Cathy
    Nov 21, 2018
    To everyone sitting in their bedrooms in the 2am stillness, listening to that song that makes your heart ache. That is a good dedication. I liked this. In that way where you know you're reading a good story, but it'll never be a story/book that you completely love. It was fine, ...
  • Janelle Dazzlepants
    Feb 22, 2019
    CW: alcoholism I love these messy girls! They?re real, they?re super flawed, and they're VOICEY - no bland Mary Sues here! This book deals with so many complex themes. Hanna is a recovering alcoholic dealing with strict parents and burned bridges. Jules is learning to love a...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Feb 23, 2019
    Who doesn?t love a ?getting the band back together? book, especially when it?s literal? . . . The three of them have a lot to work through, but I was relieved to see that they do talk about their problems. They air their grievances in a reasonable time frame?this isn?t one ...
  • Diana
    Dec 11, 2017
    It's not overstating things to say that I'm obsessed with this book. Rebecca Barrow's sophomore offering has more of what we all loved about You Don't Know Me but I Know You (intense female friendships! familial Realness! queer girls of color!), dialed up with creative heartbreak, resi...
  • Savanna Waddle
    Jan 08, 2019
    messy, realistic, beautiful girls. girl power friendships. music. already one of my favorite reads of 2019. ...
  • Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
    Apr 28, 2019
    Loooooooooved this. There aren't nearly enough books about second chance friendships and this was amazing. ...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Feb 21, 2018
    ? Video Review ? This Is What It Feels Like is a really wonderful YA Contemporary, that has so many topics and issues packed into it. At the centre of the story are three girls, Hanna, Jules and Dia. The three were in a band for a long time but then two years before this st...
  • Marie
    Oct 25, 2018
    This was such a fantastic read. I loved the focus on friendship, loved the characters and their growth thorough the book, the romantic relationships were adorable, too. Definitely recommend it!! Read my full review of This is what it feels like on the blog. A million thanks to my...
  • Andrew
    Aug 31, 2018
    This is a story of three young women who used to be inseparable. Dia, a young mother; Jules, a punk lesbian; and Hanna, ex-alcoholic, now clean. Fate (and a $15,000 prize) bring them back together, reigniting their all-girl rock band in a whole new chapter of their lives, drawing them ...
  • USOM
    Oct 29, 2018
    I think it's pretty much common knowledge that multiple perspective novels will get me every time. But combine that with three former best friends, memories, struggles with teen motherhood and addiction? And you've got me hooked. This is the kind of book where you immediately finish it...
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Oct 27, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. This Is What It Feels Like follows a trio of girls - Dia, Jules, and Hanna - who were in a band when their friendship fell apart. This year, the prize for the Sun City Original contest is fifteen grand. But Dia kn...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Mar 15, 2018
    Honestly... I just saw this cover and ran to Goodreads as fast as I could to add it to my TBR because, well, LOOK AT IT. <3 ...
  • Hannah Martian
    Dec 22, 2018
    One if my friends has been talking up a storm about this one, so I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. SO HAPPY I DID! What a great read?female friendships and growing up are at the heart of THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE, and I loved it so, so much. Also a w|w couple !!!! We stan good...
  • Rachel
    Oct 29, 2018
    This review was first published on my blog In Between Book Pages. ARC was provided by the publisher through Edelweiss. Three young women ? former friends and bandmates ? must put aside their difference to join a band showdown. Author Rebecca Barrow tells a story about forgivenes...
  • Mary Kate
    Apr 13, 2018
    This is such a fun read! Each of the main characters is incredibly well-drawn--the author was able to capture the unique personalities and struggles of each girl so well. I liked the romances in this book, but the best thing was how the friendships are the most important relationships ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 13, 2018
    Rating: 4.5 Stars Three life changing events caused their friendship to crumble, but when the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, will Dia, Jules, and Hanna be able to overcome their past in order to forge their future? ? Pro: The characters in this book were dealing wit...
  • mahana
    Sep 04, 2018
    Full review on my blog! ...
  • sanj
    Apr 14, 2019
    To everyone sitting in their bedrooms in the 2am stillness, listening to that song that makes your heart ache. So I didn?t have any expectations going into this, and its one of those moments where I liked going in blind because it pleasantly surprised me and I mean that in regard...
  • Erin
    Oct 31, 2018
    Now Available I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Special thanks to Harper Collins Publishing & Rececca Barrow. "This is what it feels like to be alive" Rebecca Barrow is Black Girl Magic and her book This Is What It Feels Like a fantastic read. I almost didn't eve...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Nov 13, 2018
    I had absolutely no interest in this and could not focus, which is a shame because it has the potential to be at least a 4 star read for me, but my enjoyment was maybe a 2. This is probably one of the elusive DNF books that I?ll consider picking up again sometime in the future becaus...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Sep 30, 2018
    I loved this so so so so so much ...
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    Apr 25, 2018
    Excellent in every possible way. ...
  • Rachel Strolle
    May 17, 2018
    IF Y'ALL SLEEP ON THIS I'M CANCELLING YOU BECAUSE REBECCA BARROW WRITES PERFECT BOOKS ...
  • Acqua
    Nov 09, 2018
    4.5 stars This Is What It Feels Like is a story about recovery. I have read many stories about mentally ill main characters and characters going through trauma, but I know very few stories that talk about what happens afterward. What happens when you're not an addict anymore, what...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 08, 2018
    every time I think about this book's release I feel better. this is such a soft and aestheticy cover. sapphic band girls are such a nice concept. it's just very soft okay ...
  • Faith Simon
    Apr 21, 2019
    This is literally the perfect summer read and I read it a month before summer but that's fine. Whenever I wasn't reading this, all I wanted to do was pick it back up and read where I'd left off. This is a beautiful story about friendship, grief, love, healthy/toxic relationships, and s...
  • Michelle
    Jun 20, 2018
    My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog! Thank you to HarperCollins Publishing for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Musical fame can be a real double edged sword - just look at the news. As soon as you gain popularity, it gets far too easy...
  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    Feb 02, 2019
    Ahhhhhhh I loved this SO MUCH! This book has a lot of good things in it, like complicated female friendship, recovery-focused characters arcs, and a dog named Waffles. You can read my full review on my blog here! ...
  • Sarah
    Sep 28, 2018
    wow I loved this so much ...
  • Iris
    Jan 03, 2019
    Wow. This book was not at all what I was expecting. I picked up this book expecting fluff, and friendship, and music, and maybe a cute romance. While I certainly got friendship and music and a cute romance or two, there was also so much more to this book. And while there were a few flu...