Book Reviews, Mini Reviews

Mini Book Review: I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

Author: Casey McQuiston
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Rating: 4 stars
Read: April 2022

Far Flung Readers was grateful to receive an audioARC of I Kissed Shara Wheeler in exchange for an honest review! Big thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan Audio/Wednesday Books.

The Review

This book didn’t top Red, White & Royal Blue for me (my favorite of McQuiston’s first two books), but I imagine if I was a younger reader, it might!

It is definitely a YA plot. One of my critiques is that, despite a self-aware joke about its similarity to a John Green novel, it still feels WAY too similar to reading a John Green novel (think Paper Towns meets Looking for Alaska)! The ending was also very predictable.

Still, I Kissed Shara Wheeler is written with McQuiston’s wonderful wit and humor and contains a cast full of loveable characters. The narrator neither enhanced nor ruined my experience of the book, so readers who prefer audiobooks should give it a listen.

The Book

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