Book title: A Date for Hannah
Author: Callie Henry
Target Audience: Young Adult
…although it scared her to spend more time with him, she really didn’t want to push him away either. Could she find the courage to believe that this crazy-cute boy was interested in her?
Why I chose this?
I was offered an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and to be honest I think I need to get out of the fantasy genre once in a while to clear my head so I don’t get some books all jumbled up.
High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam’s charm wins her over, until they’re falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.
What I thought
As a “bigger girl” as I’ve been so fondly called before Hannah is relatable. She is uncomfortable in her body and surrounded by people who used to see her as ugly until they realised they had boobs. She sees herself as inferior to her super gorgeous, super skinny sister who is getting married which is the reason Hannah needs a date. She also runs away at the slight chance that someone would want to date her unless they have an ulterior motive.
Along comes Liam who is adorkable. He’s honestly not what I expected of this but he wa really sweet yet I’ve never met a boy like him. Someone who sees past the boobs and stomach rolls and is attracted to personality. Or maybe I’ve just not been looking in the right places.
When I received this book I didn’t think that the date would be so close to the beginning of the book yet it does make sense. Why wouldn’t Hannah
The ending was really sweet and almost had this heart of ice melting due to the way this was written this could have had me believing in love at first sight. Something which the sun is also a star failed to do.
Body image and second chances are the big themes for this book which is a nice comparison as people should give themselves a second chance to find love for themselves. Just because you might be bigger than others, have been in trouble with the law, be different from others doesn’t mean you’re left deserving of love.
There was a downside to this book and it was it was way too short. To give you an idea of this the first two chapters are 28% of the book. That being said, this is a series and A Date for Hannah is the first book and I have known the first books to be marginally shorter.
I’m giving A Date for Hannah
I honestly wouldn’t mind reading the rest of the series as I like a little romance now and again.