Book Review: Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay

3 stars

I was sure I was going to like this but it was pretty meh.

Goodreads description: One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona has notebooks full of songs she’s written about her frustrations, her dreams, and about her massive crush on beautiful uber-jock Trent McKinnon. If she can’t even find the courage to look Trent straight in his beautiful blue eyes, she sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore.

And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. She’s got more important things to deal with than her best friend Trent McKinnon, who’s been different ever since the kiss. When her luck goes south, even lacrosse can’t define her anymore. When you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back?

Hasn’t everyone wondered what if? In this daring debut novel, Moriah McStay gives us the rare opportunity to see what might have happened if things were different. Maybe luck determines our paths. But maybe it’s who we are that determines our luck.

What I have to say first is that I expected so much from this book. It seemed wonderful and like everything I liked. However, I found myself reading it just so I can finish it.

I didn’t have a problem with Fiona’s story, I just didn’t like Fi at all. From the beginning ’till the end, she seemed like I person I wouldn’t normally hang out with in real life. Don’t know why, but I found her story pretty cliched.

I liked Fiona a lot, but the love story was just so complicated. Also, I wanted for her and Trent McKinnon to have a deeper relationship, if you know what I mean. I liked Jackson but I liked Trent better. I know I sound ridiculous but that’s just what I am like. I mean, they didn’t have to end up together but at least something could’ve happened as Trent is such an important part of Fiona’s life.

Lately, book characters don’t end up in a relationship with who I want them to be. But  her story itself was pretty interesting and I liked it waay more than Fi’s.

This is just my opinion so there’s nothing wrong with you if you like this book. It just didn’t reach my expectations.

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