Waiting on Wednesday: The Way You Make Me Feel


The Way You Make Me Feel

Written by Maurene Goo

288 pages

Published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Publication date: 8th May 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

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 her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

Why I can’t wait to read this:

  • Diverse books are usually an instant yes from me as I believe that our reading material should reflect the diversity of the world around us, rather than  choosing only some stories to be told.
  • Asian-American/ biracial protagonist – I always enjoy reading about this as this is the reality for so many people. Statistically, somebody is more likely to be bilingual and biracial than not. So why isn’t there more of that in books?
  • I have heard from other reviewers that there is a lot of pride and discussion in this book about identity and being bilingual/ biracial. I am all for the positive representation!
  • Clara sounds like such a fun character – someone who can be herself regardless of who is watching!
  • Yet again, another beautiful cover!

Has your interest been piqued by this book and the description?

Does it sound like the kind of book you might enjoy?

See some other Waiting on Wednesday posts here:  When the Mountains Roared, The Exact Opposite of Okay, To Kill a Kingdom, StarfishThe Gloaming, The Smoke Thieves.

Read my book reviews of In 27 Days, Gilded Cage, To Kill a Kingdom or Folk

Check out my tips for getting review copies on Netgalley with Netgalley 101

I am lucky enough to be taking part in the blog tour for The Way You Make Me Feel so look out for my post coming up soon!


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46 Comments Add yours

  1. I love diverse books and you’re right the cover is great! I’m going to add this one, too!

    I’m new to this meme – here is my choice: http://bit.ly/WOYDWed1 Just followed you… 🙂

    Happy Hump Day!

    Luv Sass x

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    1. Hope you enjoy it!

      Liked by 1 person

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