We are so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills today! Before we get into our thoughts on the book and the mood board I created for the story, we want to tell you what this book is about!Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Also by this author: This Adventure Ends
Published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR) on December 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Family, Friendship, General, Romance, Social Themes, Young Adult Fiction
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.
The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
I’m not a master at mood boards in the least, but I wanted to try to create one for this story… I just loved it so much!
I just love Emma Mills! I don’t know how it’s possible, but with each book she writes I find myself loving the new characters more than the last and that’s saying a lot because I adore each of her books so much! She just has an amazing way of portraying teens and families in a believable and relatable way!
When Claudia accidentally hears a conversation that she shouldn’t have, she finds herself on the list of the meanest girl in school. She figures if she pretends it didn’t happen, nothing will change at school. But then she’s paired with that same girl, Iris, to write a paper and everything goes downhill from there. In order to save their grade, they are forced to try out for the school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Claudia’s life changes in ways she never could have predicted.
Claudia is awkward you guys… but endearing and I just loved her so much. From her love of Battle Mage and playing it with her family to her complete cluelessness about boys and what they want, I bet you can’t read this without thinking she would be a wonderful friend. From the first time she meets Gideon I just completely adored these two together. Gideon is so sweet and kind and Claudia is as I stated, clueless when it comes to guys, so she has absolutely no idea that he has any interest in getting to know her in a more than friend’s capacity. The awkwardness that ensues makes this so much fun.
If you’re looking for a story full of different family and friendship dynamics, a girl who loves playing Battle Mage and doesn’t care who knows it, and a story that revolves around a production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, then look no further! This story was funny and nerdy and one of my absolute favorite reads this year.
Thank you to the publisher for an early copy in exchange for my thoughts.