You Were Made for Me

Peachtree. Apr. 2021. 336p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781682632956.
Gr 7 Up–One night, Katie and her best friend, Libby, are dreaming up her perfect boyfriend when something truly unexplainable happens—the boy they have sculpted out of clay comes to life. Suddenly, Katie, who has never been kissed, finds herself the sole object of affection for the hottest boy she’s ever seen. But when her classmates start bullying her and Katie starts to feel smothered by her new beau’s affections, what will she do? This story feels like a Disney movie gone slightly awry. Katie is a self-absorbed narrator, but her friendship with Libby is heartwarming and relatable, and her character grows throughout the story. At times utterly ridiculous, this is nevertheless a quick escape of a story that emphasizes the lesson that our idea of “perfection” isn’t always what we’re looking for. Katie is white and Libby is Filipina.
VERDICT Younger teens will likely enjoy Katie’s shenanigans.

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