PUBLISHER: Joanne MacGregor
DATE PUBLISHED: 02nd September 2017
When you really stand out, can you ever fit in?
Seventeen-year-old Peyton Lane is a tall girl. So tall, it’s the only thing most people notice about her.
On impulse, she accepts a bet to prove she can be as attractive and desirable as other girls. Now she just needs to go on four dates (including the prom) with one of the guys on her very short list of very tall boys.
Number one on the list is Jay Young – the new guy that Peyton already likes way more than she should. Because not only is Jay already taken, he’s also breaking her Law of Tall Girls, and he’s determined to discover the awful secret she’s been hiding for most of her life.
Funny and romantic, The Law of Tall Girls is a feel-good, heart-warming read for anyone who’s ever felt different, or like they just don’t belong.
A fun and flirty contemporary novel with deeper messages that add to the overall enjoyment of a novel I had never heard of before. Dubbed as “for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Jenny Han and Morgan Matson”, I knew I had to read this book, and I was not disappointed.
This is YA contemporary romance at its best. There is messages of self-acceptance and the importance of friendship on top of the overall romance of the main character Peyton who struggles with body image issues. There is definite discussion of mental illness in this book and the impact of this not only on the individual, but on those around them. Challenging gender norms is also a topic which is touched upon within the novel. There is pretty much something for absolutely everyone.
The romance in this novel is just adorable. It is so sweet. Peyton presents as an awkward and gawky teenager who lacks confidence and through the novel develops and comes to accept herself. An element of the outcome of this self acceptance is developing a romance with a boy who is actually tall enough for her. The chemistry between Jay and Peyton was sweet and believable for a high school romance with ups and downs, stops and starts.
A book packed with more than just YA, high school romance with no element overwhelming another. Jay and Peyton are an adorable couple that left me with a smile after reading the last page.
Keep Calm and Read On,