What I Like About Me

What I Like About Me

You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE SUMMER OF THEIR LIVES? This summer is probably not going to be that. Source: Everything that's happened since yesterday ... The last thing sixteen-year-old Maisie Martin thought she'd be doing this summer is entering a beauty pageant. Not when she's spent most of her life hiding her body from everyone. Not when her Dad You know all those movies where teenagers have, like, THE SUMMER OF THEIR LIVES? This summer is pro...

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Title:What I Like About Me
Author:Jenna Guillaume
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:What I Like About Me
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

What I Like About Me Reviews

  • Amanda
    Mar 06, 2019
    Want to read "Dumplin'" but set on the beach in Australia? Here's your chance! This was super cute, fluffy, totally predictable, but also totally worth it for the kickass positive body messages alone. Masie is the kind of character I would have wanted to read about when I was a fat tee...
  • Adele
    Dec 03, 2018
    It doesn't happen often. That contemporary playfulness and romance (so common in US contemporary) combined with a distinctly Australian sensibility but What I Like About Me but it did. And I really, really enjoyed it. And as a plus-size girl, I respected Guillaume's exploration of ...
  • Caitlin
    Feb 26, 2019
    Teenage-Me would have loved this. Almost-Thirty-Me DID love this. Aussie summer vibes, seaside towns, awkward crushes and juggling friends and family?it?s all there. The body positivity was fantastic. I could take a leaf out of Maisie?s book on that! ...
  • Diem
    Nov 28, 2018
    I had the absolute privilege of beta-reading WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME. I read it the first time in between two very important uni assessments and I honestly didn't care if I would fail. I just had to keep reading and know more about Maisie. I was so invested in her! The second time I...
  • Indy
    Jan 23, 2019
    A beautiful and uplifting rom com of a novel that is sure to join the ranks of Dumplin? and the Upside of Unrequited. I loved this from start to finish and Maisie is a beautiful, funny and charming voice. ...
  • ALPHAreader
    Nov 28, 2018
    I mean - obvs. I represent Jenna as literary agent and I am VERY much in love with Maisie and her story. I've read it about 20 times, and I love it more and more each time! I said this on Twitter, but it's worth repeating, that: what struck me about it upon re-read is how great ...
  • Hayley
    Feb 27, 2019
    THIS WAS JUST SO DELIGHTFUL AND REAL AND CUTE AND WONDERFUL. So perfectly Australian and cute and filled with self love and body positivity and everything wonderful and just the sweetest book. Yes, I will reread this very soon. Also, can there be a sequel and can I please kno...
  • Steph
    Mar 05, 2019
    This is so charming and delightful I read the entire thing in one night and cried at the end. ...
  • Amanda
    Oct 13, 2017
    INTL BOOK GIVEAWAY + REVIEW What I Like About Me is Jenna Guillaume's debut #LoveOzYA release! Jenna is one of my best friends and I am so excited, happy, and proud to see her novel published! Maisie Martin and her family spend each summer in Cobbers Bay with another family, incl...
  • Taneika
    Mar 02, 2019
    3.5 stars Initially, I wasn?t sure what to really expect going into this book as the only thing I really knew was that it had a body-positive message. This is a fluffy, fun, summer read set in Australia and follows Maisie?s summer holiday with her best friend, family and her yea...
  • K.
    Feb 26, 2019
    Trigger warnings: fat shaming, body shaming, lying. This was one of my most anticipated books of the year, and I absolutely flew through it and loved every single second of it. Was it a little predictable? For sure, but I gave zero fucks because it was so stinking cute. I loved ...
  • Pauline
    Mar 03, 2019
    4.5 stars It is really refreshing to read an Australian YA full of humour, wit and the feel of summer. Sixteen year old Maisie Martin is our narrator and she pours out all her hopes, dreams and embarrassing experiences onto the page. Of course, as this is written in diary/journal fo...
  • Tamsien West (Babbling Books)
    Jan 09, 2019
    Sweet, funny, smile-until-your-cheeks-hurt cute contemporary Australian YA. All about Summer romance, sisterhood, family, friendships, and body image. Though I haven't read Dumplin' (only watched the movie) I think this book will probably be heavily compared to it because of the fa...
  • Kat Mullen
    Mar 12, 2019
    I would be friends with Maisie, but she thinks tomato sauce belongs in the fridge. Uh huh, it belongs in the cupboard. That debate has irrevocably damaged friendships in the past. This book was the perfect Aussie Rom Com. All the good parts of an Aussie Summer were represented (caus...
  • Manda (The Glittery Nerd)
    Feb 25, 2019
    Originally Posted at The Glittery Nerd Even though I am well past the age of sixteen i related so much to Maisie?s story. I adored this book. This is the book that I had when i was sixteen! This is a great body positive book that had me laughing and tearing up throughout. Even a...
  • Simone
    Mar 25, 2019
    While Beamer and his pestering behaviour does feed into that problematic trope that boys should show affection through harassment and when girls say go away they REALLY dont mean it (and I do hate that trope), this and any other reservations I have were overpowered by the many passages...
  • Chloe
    Feb 26, 2019
    3.5 stars* ...
  • Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
    Mar 16, 2019
    17th March 2019. The day I fell in love with Maisie Martin. Good day to you Discovery Journal. Unlike Maisie Martin, I am writing this journal entry entirely of my own free will. Maisie on the other hand is being forced under extreme parental duress to write in her school appoi...
  • C.G. Drews
    Feb 01, 2019
    this was a super cute one about body positivity, beauty pageants, and the lazy shenanigans that happen in an Aussie summer. Like I am here for the Aussie-vibes. It was really fluffy/predictable but I acknowledge that I'm getting old and I've read a lot lolol so I can definitely see 12y...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Mar 01, 2019
    Pure. Joy. ...
  • Megan Maurice
    Apr 12, 2019
    When I first started reading this book, I felt quite uneasy and I couldn?t put my finger on exactly why. After a while I realised it was because the author had so perfectly captured the tone of an awkward teenage girl writing in her journal that I felt like I was reading one of my ow...
  • Maddy Estherby
    Feb 28, 2019
    Awesome. ...
  • rachel ☾
    Feb 28, 2019
    i was here for the aussieness and fat rep, but it just wasn?t for me ? Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)[fatmisia, body shaming, recounted coming out themes & mild lesbomisia, and bullying (hide spoiler)] . Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...
  • Brooklyn Tayla
    Mar 04, 2019
    Review copy provided by Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own. I had long been looking forward to this one, I always enjoy a feel good story, and I loved how honest and raw this one came across as ? and the fact that it was written in diar...
  • Mirelle
    Dec 15, 2018
    I was given an advanced reading copy of this book, and HOLY MOLY it was so good I?ll definitely be buying a finished copy come March 2019! This is EXACTLY the kind of YA I longed for when I was a teen and experiencing the inevitable self-loathing of not having a super skinny bod. ...
  • Libby Armstrong
    Jan 12, 2019
    What a gem. This novel is one of the most realistic contemporary works of late, capturing and exploring female friendships, family dynamics and self esteem. Maisie could be right there in your friendship group now. Well written, well paced, bursting with humour and kissing! ...
  • Maria Lewis
    Feb 15, 2019
    I?m sure I?m not the first person to say this, but I really wish I?d had this book at as a teenager. Body positive YA literature just didn?t exist then and I can?t help but imagine how integral What I Like About Me is going to be for a whole generation of Aussie teens who fee...
  • Hayley L. Morgan
    Feb 28, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publishers, Pan MacMillan Australia, in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own. Maisie is a plus-sized girl in love with a boy who doesn?t notice her, s...
  • Sofia Casanova
    Dec 21, 2018
    Seriously going to be my favourite YA contemporary of 2019. Review to come. ...
  • Sarah Anne Ross (farfromsarah)
    Aug 03, 2019
    So cute it deserves its own Netflix movie ...