Title: Foolish Hearts
Author: Emma Mills
My Rating: 4/5 stars
When Claudia is caught after accidentally overhearing the breakup of their school’s longest-standing couple, she thinks things can’t get much worse. That is until she and Iris, freshly single and very upset about it, are thrown together for a group project and then forced to audition for the school play.
Thus begins a very unexpected friendship and the beginning of some serious changes in Claudia’s life. However, she has a hard time adjusting to these changes.
This book made me feel like glitter was exploding in my heart. I absolutely adored this story and I was surprised how I fell in love with each of the characters. Foolish Hearts really snuck up on me; despite reading rave reviews about this, I still had my doubts. Well no more.
I could totally relate to Claudia and I loved seeing her grow throughout the story. She became so much more confident and it was so rewarding to see her blossom. Her friendship with Iris was absolutely precious. And Iris’s personal growth was great to see as well.
Also reading about Claudia and Gideon’s blossoming relationship was adorable. Gideon was like a precious weird alien flower that needs to be protected at all costs. He was the perfect love interest in this story!
One of my favorite things about this book were the gaming references. The video game scenes were described in such a hilarious way; it’s been a long time since I’ve laughed out loud this much while reading a book. Gideon’s desire to connect with Claudia over video games by surprising her with making his own account to play with her was absolutely great.
This was just such a heartwarming, happy, adorable read. I can absolutely see myself rereading this for years to come. Thank you, Emma Mills, for this gem of a book.