A delightful popcorn read, You Have a Match is Emma Lord’s sophomore novel, and a big hit for me. Abby is going into her senior year of high school, if she can make it through summer school that is. Her life was pretty simple until her Poppy passed last year. Since then her grades have taken a nose dive, and although she still spends time with her two best friends Connie and Leo, she doesn’t have time for much else and begins feeling lonelier than she could ever have imagined. When Leo decides to take a genetics test to try to find information about his birth parents, Connie and Abby jump on board for support. The information they get, about Abby having a secret sister, is as far from the expected as they could get.
This YA rom com was filled with delightful and snarky teenagers living their best lives. Their pranks and the things they tried to get away with were fun and relatable. The use of technology as a plot point felt relevant to the way we all use our phones now. Overall I felt Lord did a good job of harnessing regular life and turning it into a coming of age adventure. This is a feel good read where all the characters learn a lot about themselves, each other, and how to set and maintain appropriate boundaries while still letting people in.
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.