The Way You Make Me Feel – Maurene Goo


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.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 5 Stars

Good Morning Bookworms! Have you ever read a book from an author and thought to yourself “Wow, I don’t know how I could possibly love a book from this author more?”. When I read I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, I thought that would be my favorite of her books. Honestly, the premise was so adorable and it was so well executed that I was SURE it would always be my favorite of her books. Then, I got the ARC of this book in the mail and was blown away by Goo all over again.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love was a really hilarious and adorable read. The main character tried to get a boy to fall in love with her using tactics she learned from Korean soap operas. It was endearing and absolutely hilarious. While I loved that book, I really connected with Clara in this one. I also had a younger dad growing up – we’ve always had a unique relationship and I adored the one Clara had with her dad because of the similarities.

The romance in this was also adorable. Hamlet was just so sweet compared to Clara, but it worked. He was the absolute definition of a cinnamon roll, and he helped Clara develop as a character. Unlike Goo’s last book, however, the romance wasn’t the central focus of the plot – Clara’s character growth was. Clara was a fun, if slightly snarky character at the beginning of the book and it was wonderful watching her grow into a more relatable version of herself.

My Takeaway: The Way You Make Me Feel had me laughing, crying, groaning in frustration, and wanting to reread within moments of finishing. Maurene Goo is officially an auto-buy author for me and I’m already clamoring for her next book!

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