The best book I read this year so far: It Sounded Better in my Head by Nina Kentwood #booklovers #romance #teens #anxiety

It sounded better in my Head by Nina Kentwood book cover AUS education

GIFTED / Today I want to talk about one special book I read few days ago and fell in love with it completely. I loved it so much that it’s now my favourite read of 2020.

It Sounded Better in my Head has 272 pages and is already out.

I received this novel via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review. I want to thank to Text Publishing.


About the book:

FROM GOODREADS / From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender, funny, and compulsively readable novel about first love and its confusions, and all of the awkwardness of teen romance.

When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.



This book was AH-MAZING!!

I mean it, everything about it was just right! Almost perfect.
From the writing style to the story itself, and it’s characters.

I can’t believe this is a debut novel!
Sign me up for next Nina Kentwood’s novels, because I want to read all of them!
Her writing style is amazing, and from her acknowledgments where she thanked to authors who’s books she read in her lifetime, is obvious she reads and loves books a lot.

The story was great. Entertaining and realistic, and just what I craved at time.
I was hungry for good ya contemporary and It Sounded Better in my Head is just what I needed.

The characters were likeable and they felt real.
Even though I am older then Natalie, I could relate to her.
I also don’t like to be seen (but it has nothing to do with my look) and I feel like my mind works similar to hers. However, she did go on my nerves sometimes.
With lifelike friends and good family dynamics, plus “not so perfect for each other” love interesting, this book has the best cast.

I love how believable It Sounded Better in my Head turned out to be, and the was it wrapped up.

I know I said it many times this year, but I think this is my favourite read of 2020.

Because I loved it so much, I now want to read as many ya contemporaries as I can.

I recommend this novel to everyone who’s looking for something quick, easy, and entertaining.

5 hearts rating

Movie Monday: The Last Summer – a solid teen picture #TheLastSummer #MovieReview #Netflix

Movie Monday is a feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

Today I talk about teenage movie everyone talked about when it first came out.

The Last Summer

The Last Summer movie cover

If you’re active on twitter, you had to hear about The Last Summer. I feel like everyone talked about it when it first came out, and the reviews were pretty much positive.
I made a mental note to watch it when I’d have free time, and now when I finally do, I had to give it a chance.

The Last Summer is a teenage drama that follows multiple characters and their stories. All of them have their last summer before they go to college.
This is a story about self discovery, friendships and family dynamics. In other words, this is a story about life.

In general, I liked the movie, even though if I’m being honest, it was a bit boring. I think if the story was told in a different way, it could have been better, but it wasn’t bad at all. It was a solid movie, nothing more. I don’t think it brought anything new to the table.

Out of all the stories, I liked Phoebe’s the best. I think it really stands out from the others.

I watched this picture together with my fiance and his impression are similar to mine.

Overall, this is the perfect summer story to relax with, but nothing more then that. I think it is worth to check out so I do recommend it.

Movie Monday: The Boy and Teenage Dirtbag

Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.

This week I want to talk about one old, and one (kind of) new movie.

Teenage Dirtbag

teenage dirstbag

More then few days ago, there was an independent movie playing on TV, called Teenage Dirtbag. It was filmed in 2009 so it is a bit older.
I knew about Teenage Dirtbag and wanted to see it for some time now, so when I saw it airing I was beyond happy.
In case you didn’t know, I am a HUGE fan of the movie called Keith (If you didn’t, please check it out because it is a piece of brilliance), and everytime I go to it’s IMDb page, Teenage Dirtbag is the one that appears as „similar movie“.

Because of that, I had higher expectations when it comes to this drama. The story was slow paced and a bit boring at times, but in the end I tought it was a decent movie.

What I didn’t expect was that it will pass some time and I would still think about this movie.
It has been days since I watched it and I still think about this film and get emotional at times, even though I didn’t feel that way while I was watching it.
I had to go on a trip, and the whole time I was in the bus, scenes from Teenage Dirtbag would appear in my mind and it was all I could think about.

I guess this is one of those rare movies that you appreciate more after some time passes and the story sets still in your mind.

I highly recommend it and I know I will re-watch it as soon as I get a chance.


The Boy

the boy

Ever since I saw the trailer for this horror I knew I had to watch it.

A girl hired to take care of a porcelain doll for the summer, while his „parents“ are away, how could it not be good?
I even made a joke how this is a movie about Anabelle’s boyfriend.

Oh, I can’t even tell you how dissapointed this movie left me.

I was soooo disappointed, I even questioned who would even give a green light for this movie to be filmed.
I can tell you right now, this is one of the stupidest movies I have watched in my whole entire life!

The only good thing about this film was one character: Malcolm.
I liked him so much that I would like to take him from this story and put  him in some other, better movie.

The day after seeing The Boy, I went on IMDb to see other’s people’s toughts and it seems that many people actually enjoyed this story, so maybe this is the case „It’s not you, it’s me“ when it comes to my impressions.


Note: Pictures in this post are not my property but taken from IMDb site and are property of Leonine Verse  and STX Entertaiment.