Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi


Release Date: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends


Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She’s the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win.

Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who’s obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she’s casting her senior film project, she knows she’s found the perfect lead – Sana.

There’s only one problem. Rachel hates Sana. Rachel was the first girl Sana ever asked out, but Rachel thought it was a cruel prank and has detested Sana ever since.

Told in alternative viewpoints and inspired by classic romantic comedies, this engaging and edgy YA novel follows two strongwilled young women falling for each other despite themselves. 


Let’s start with this beautiful cover! I see a lot of male/male romances and very few female/female ones, so once I laid eyes on this cover I was on board–I mean lesbians and women of color, loving the representation. Plus, this book releases during Pride Month!

This is an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, that is full of teenage snark. The story takes place in Los Angeles and has a fun filmmaking element. Both girls are ambitious, passionate, and career-oriented which I loved. All that being said, Rachel tends to be really angry and mean, to a point I never really loved her as a character. I just wasn’t super invested in how the story unfolded. Still, I do think that many readers will enjoy this snarky, teenage, enemies-to-lovers romance, so if it sounds up your alley give it a try!

Thank you to Aminah Mae Safi for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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