“I never needed this race or a hashtag or the king to be a queen. I was born royalty. All I had to do was pick up my crown.” 👸🏿
― Leah Johnson
Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, queer, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay, Liz has a perfect plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever to attend the elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But then Life had a different plan for her.
At first, You see an anxious girl, trying to not get any attention, Just Blending in. That part of her spoke to me in volumes. It was so relatable. Her Dream, her ultimate plan to get out of the town comes down crashing when she doesn’t get the scholarship. She has some damage control to do. Therefore she decides to run for prom queen to get the help she needs. 💯
The dialogues are so witty and hilarious, I was smiling and enjoying throughout. This book has so many layers, Liz and Mack’s love story makes your heart sore and asks for more. Liz is the ultimate protagonist. She does a full 180°, From an anxious to a strong girl who fights to make a place for herself that she very well deserves. All of the characters were written with finesse. This story is so cute that you can’t even handle it. 😍
You Should See Me in a Crown was such a delightful and fun read. This is one of those books that would make the cutest high school movie ever.
Ps: I won’t be surprised if this book won the Goodreads Choice Award this year. ❤