Lynn Painter’s debut novel Better than the Movies follows high school senior Liz Buxbaum, a quirky girl who is always on the lookout for a movie-like boyfriend. When her forever crush Michael moves back to town, Liz swallows her pride and asks her nemesis neighbor Wes for help getting Michael to ask her to prom. As Liz and Wes scheme together, Liz realizes she enjoys spending time with Wes. Will Liz have her perfect movie moment?
As a movie lover myself, I adored this book! I had a blast recognizing all of the rom-com movie tropes and camaraderie between Liz and Wes.
-Melissa, Hawley Public Library
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