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Woke Up Like This: Book Review
Addison Koch
Jojo and the featured book of the week “Woke up like This”

Welcome to my weekly book review column!

Two high school seniors, social and academic rivals, have been sworn enemies since their freshman year. Charlotte, a stuck-up list-follower, and J.T., a popular, laid back jock begin to butt heads about the fast-approaching prom. The day before prom, while decorating the school gym, a ladder accident sends Charlotte tumbling down.. using J.T. to break her fall. Upon waking up, they’re in a strange, unfamiliar place: the future–13 years in the future, to be exact–and they’re now engaged to be married? 


This novel has the perfect amount of high school stereotypes, infuriating characters, and heartwarming moments. Charlotte, although sometimes annoyingly arrogant and has a slight victim complex, was relatable as a struggling high schooler. This book had me chuckling to myself one moment and pacing around the room the next. 

Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea, newly released this year, has a remarkable 4.07 stars on goodreads. I think it’s completely deserved.

Goodreads user Hannah B. rates this book 5 stars, and writes “..the book was perfect” and “It delivered exactly what we were promised and a whole lot more.”

This enemies-to-lovers young adult romance is captivating and fun. If you like rom-coms and cheesy romance books, you’ll love this! The novel combines strong themes of 13 going on thirty, mixed with 10 Things I Hate About You and a little Back to the Future.


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About the Contributors
Jolie Damer-Daigle
Jolie Damer-Daigle, Editor / Book Critic
Jolie Damer-Daigle is a junior and the one and only Book Critic on the Pipeline. In her free time, she enjoys reading (duh) and is somewhat of a fiber artist. Jolie is passionate about performance arts and maintaining long lasting friendships. She was drawn to the newspaper because of her interests in creative writing and voicing her opinions on books.
Addison Koch
Addison Koch, Former Editor
Addison Koch is a junior and first year journalist for the pipeline. She was drawn to the newspaper from her interest in photography and writing. She is the News Editor and runs The Pipelines Social Media. When Addison isn't working on the newspaper, you can find her swimming, playing tennis, and doing performing arts.
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