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REVIEW: “If I’m Being Honest” by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka- Continuing with a heavy Shakespearean presence after their debut (this time, “The Taming of the Shrew”), “Always Never Yours,” Wibberly and Siegemund-Broka have a bit of a sophomore slump with their second novel. Although the plot is cutesy enough, the authors rely on too many tropes to make it refreshing, including “popular girl falls in with ‘freak’ crowd,” “‘freaks’ have actual depth and are people, too,” “popular girl has secret nerdy hobby,” “bully is bullying to feel better about being bullied herself,” and “daddy issues” (*cringe*). Still, with her family circumstances, Cameron is a sympathetic character despite her cruelty. While chemistry between her and her younger love interest is limited, there’s enough to carry the plot. Aside from a fun cameo of characters from the authors’ first novel, “If I’m Being Honest” isn’t bad, but probably skip-able. For fans of Morgan Matson, this could still be a breezy, low-key, and enjoyable read — If I’m being honest. 🕹 3/5 #bookreview #ifimbeinghonest #books #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookish #bookgram #bookgeek #bookdragon #booklovers #booklove #booknerds #booknerd #bookphoto #bookporn #bookphotography #bookworms #bookvibes