Tell Me How You Really Feel
Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who's obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she's casting her senior film project, she knows she's found the perfect lead - Sana.
There's only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.
Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselves.
1.) The spot-on comparison: This has been compared to Gilmore Girls if Rory ended up with Paris and was more diverse. The author absolutely brings the family feels, shippable romance, and fun banter of Gilmore Girls and combines it with heaps of her own brilliant touches.
2.) The romance: Sana and Rachel are one of my favorite couples. They are enemies-to reluctant partners-to friends-to lovers. They balance each other so well, and it takes time for them to both be honest with each other, confront previous assumptions, and let themselves be vulnerable.
3.) The writing: This is my first Aminah Mae Safi book, but it absolutely won't be my last. Occasionally, I'll read a single amazing book from an author, and they become an auto-buy for me. In TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL, with its incredible dialogue, romantically tense scenes, and high emotion, Aminah Mae Safi has become an auto-buy author for me. I can't wait to see what she delivers next!