Emma believes in big romantic love, Sophia believes that love is fake and only ends in heartbreak. They hate each other.
This story is about Sophia coming home from a year abroad and entering into a friend group that has lived on without her. To make it worse, her relationship with Emma is just as strained and bitter as ever. Emma who finds out about a film competition through her school that could help with her film career, rallies her friends to join her. Until Sophia comes in and ruins it all. With a healthy dose of matchmaking and scheming, I Think I Love you contains wonderful amounts of romcom tropes and while the relationships and action might be predictable, it doesn’t change how cute and heartwarming it is.
I loved that the friends’ lives were not dropped off or forgotten, I love that the parents had a prominent role, and I love that it was messy and cute just like love is. I think there is a good use of setting examples of good and bad behavior and how to confront people, and I think this book addresses a lot of things that young readers are experiencing. But I think the most special thing about this book is that it’s for the queer kids who just want to see themselves reflected in the media they consume. A book about a proud bisexual girl is unbelievably amazing and it deserves to be read by all of the out, in, and questioning people.