The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

The Way You Make Me Feel

From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck.Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on he...

Details The Way You Make Me Feel

TitleThe Way You Make Me Feel
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews The Way You Make Me Feel

  • Lola Reviewer
    If you’re looking for a poignant YA contemporary book, step away. I’ll direct you towards other new releases, such as A Girl Like That, I Have Lost My Way or Girl Made of Stars.But if what you’re looking for is for a read that is going to take your mind off of your finals that are coming up, if only for a couple of hours, I welcome you to step forward.This book makes food trucks look ten times more delicious than restaurants. I admit I neve...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    This is everything I love about contemporary YA and look for in a summer read. It's like an adorable love note to LA, food, and families that ends with the most beautiful messages. Basically, it's one of those feel-good reads that's in no way forced or super cheesy (yay).Clara starts out the story as the class clown who treats everything like a joke as a way to separate herself from "feeling the real stuff." She gets into a fight at prom with Ros...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    First of all, how gorgeous is this cover? Second, this was genuinely one of the most heartwarming novels I have read in a very long time, and I hope that every YA contemporary fan will pick it up and give it a shot! I hated when my dad gendered the stupid truck. To retaliate, I called my boobs Brock and Chad, which my dad hated with equal fervor. First of all, Clara is absolutely hilarious. She’s so awkward, and cynical, and weird, and her sens...
  • alexandra
    (sometime in 2017): I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS ABOUT BUT THE COVER IS SO WONDERFUL AND THE MODEL IS ASIAN AND I WANT IT NOOOWWWWW omg(after finishing): this book is a love letter to LA and so much more I'M SO EMO. i literally cried while reading it; it was so unexpectedly emotional and beautiful. definitely one of my favorites of the year/ever. BRB CRYING.FULL REVIEW TO COME
  • Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh)
    Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.People who would be there for you even when you messed up and behaved like a jerk? They were the good stuff.I'm sure that I'm not the only one who noticed that people of color (e.g. Koreans, Filipinos, and more) are becoming popular in literature nowadays. Readers continue to crave for more diverse books, whether it be in regards to race, sexuality, and relig...
  • Stacee
    I got sucked in by that cover and the synopsis and couldn’t wait to get to it. I liked Clara. She’s quite an interesting character. She’s snarky and maybe a little rude, but there’s a lot of potential. I really enjoyed reading her grow from a bratty teenager to someone who knows themselves a bit better and is ready to make changes. Rose and Hamlet were the perfect complements for Clara and the scenes with the three of them together were f...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    Well, here's another book I semi-hated: the heroine was annoying, the plot and writing were juvenile, but there were some pretty realistic aspects (like the friendship), and the father/daughter dynamics made me cry at the end.Full review soon!Thank you to Macmillan for the review copy!
  • Anais Stewart
    4.5 starsThis book is certainly more of a “deep” contemporary, and it’s one of those YA romances that I love to read. Oddly enough, during the beginning of this book I was getting Lizzie Mcguire vibes. Clara and Rose’s hate filled relationship felt so catty and high school. Similar to Lizzie and Kate, there were some bad disses and “burns.” Though this story is reminiscent of other YA tropes, I wasn’t overly agitated with the beginn...
  • Lisa
    I loved every INCH of this book. It's sweet and funny and full of pranks and pure joy. Clara has such a clear, distinct voice; there's no other character is YA lit like her right now, and I absolutely couldn't get enough.This book has real depth too - why we hold things at arms length and why caring about this is so hard.PICK UP THIS BOOK. You won't regret.Very highly recommended.
  • Romie
    In this huge city, there were three people in this truck who mattered a lot to me. I’d protect that little part of the universe for as long as possible.This book was so adorable? Think of the sweetest ice cream you’ve ever tasted and had some chocolate on top of it, that’s how sweet. It just made me feel really happy and hopeful, I don’t know why, but reading about Clara made smile so much and I loved every second of it.This story is abou...
  • Acqua
    The Way You Make Me Feel is one of the best YA contemporary romances I've ever read. It had everything I want from this genre: memorable characters, developed romantic and non-romantic relationships, diversity, a fresh premise and atmosphere.It's been a while since I've read a book that made me smile so much, and it was exactly what I needed. It's a light read - I finished it in less than two days - and a well-written one.What makes this book sta...
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    The Way You Make Me Feel is an incredibly good and adorable read, full of yummy food descriptions, and it should definitely be on your summer TBR.I didn’t have very high expectations going into this book, since I Believe in a Thing Called Love, Goo’s previous book, was a 3-star read for me. This book sounded a bit more exciting (I love it when books have food-related elements) but I definitely didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. I wa...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Full review in my book blog.Thanks to the publisher at Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review
  • Karina
    The way this book made me feel is genuine, full of colors and truly heartfelt. I definitely loved this more than I Believe in a Thing Called Love.Full review to come in April 25th at my stop for the tour.
  • Jocelyn
    This book was so cute and gave me all the warm fuzzies.Also I would die for Adrian Shin, who is the real star of this show. RTC
  • Ginger at
    That moment when you finish a book & you clutch it to your chest & breathe in how amazing it was... yeah, that’s me right now.From the spot-on teenage voice, to the broken yet so foundational relationship between a daughter & her father, to the love letter written to the city of Los Angeles... this was perfect. Maurene Goo, you my dear, are my favorite. Thank you for yet another beautifully heartfelt story full of humor & authenticity.
  • Gretchen Alice
    All props to Maurene Goo. The Way You Make Me Feel is one of my favorite YA contemporaries of 2018. A large part of my love is due to Clara, the Korean-American main character and narrator. She’s prickly and sarcastic and fun-loving. After a prom prank gone horribly wrong, her father forces her to work on his Korean-Brazilian fusion food truck for the summer. If that wasn’t bad enough, her arch nemesis Rose will also be womanning the truck wi...
  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Maurene captured my half-Korean heart with her sophomore novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, so there was no question I was eager for The Way You Make Me Feel. I even posted about the cover reveal a few months ago, and have been eager and hopeful for an ARC of some kind.Well, the book gods have surely blessed me because I’m thrilled to be a part of this book’s blog tour! You can read my full review here and also enter for a chance to win...
  • Rachel Strolle
    I AM CRYING??? WTF IS THAT But seriously this is voice-y and fun and friendship-y and the beeeeeeest YA dad on the planet.
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL by Maurene Goo in exchange for my honest review.***3.5 STARSClass clown Clara and her arch enemy perfect Rose must work at Clara’s father’s food truck Kobra as punishment for a prank turned brawl at prom. Carrying a bad attitude and worse mouth, Clara isn’t counting on Rose not being quite so perfect and a cute guy named Hamlet changing her summer.TH...
  • Joséphine (Word Revel)
    Actual rating: 4.5 starsInitial thoughts: The Way You Make Me Feel made me burst out laughing on several occasions. Clara has the most ridiculous ideas that put her in hot waters but she also a lot of heart. I loved the father-daughter relationship. I also enjoyed seeing how Clara changes over the summer, and how that affects her world views, her friendship and also her approach to romance.This is Maurene Goo's third novel and I'm impressed by ho...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)Before I begin, I need to give a huge, 'HELL YES' to the cover. I will never get tired of seeing more POC on covers. I want them all - give them to me.From the very beginning Clara won me over. She was someone I was so envious of because I wanted to be her. In school she would have been the person I wanted to be friends with, but w...
  • Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
    More like a 3.5. I really loved the second half of the book but nearly DNFed it about a third of the way through because the MC was so annoying. Thankfully the more she grew, the more I grew to like her.