Review: The Space between by Michelle Teichman

 Series: Standalone

Genre: LGBT (f/f), Romance, YA

Rating: 4/5 stars

Cover: So cute

Buy: Amazon

Trigger warnings: Homophobia, Religious conflict

Description: Everything’s great for Harper Isabelle, the most popular girl in grade nine. That is, until she meets Sarah Jamieson. Sarah is a reclusive artist, a loner who wears black makeup and doesn’t have any friends, but for some reason, Harper can’t stop thinking about her.
Sarah isn’t used to people looking her way, especially popular girls like Harper Isabelle. Scared, religious, and unsure of herself, when Sarah begins to realize that her feelings for Harper might go beyond friendship, she is afraid to take the plunge and tell Harper how she feels.
Emotions build between these young women until they both reach their breaking points, and they need to make a choice about coming to terms with who they really are, and what they can and cannot live without.

Review: “Why did I request this arc?” to “it’s kinda interesting” to “oh god, so cute, I love them!” is how my thoughts changed about this book.

At first it is nothing special, popular girl, really unpopular girl, insta-love and a love triangle. But bear with that. The love triangle makes sense – coming from me, a passionate hater – and even the insta-love can be forgotten. Mostly because the relationship between Harper and Sarah is so cute. And the reader learns which little quirks are so loveable about the other person. I just really rooted for them.

There is a lot of drama and going back and forth but it didn’t feel forced. Sadly there was nothing really surprising about it. Otherwise it would have been a definitive 5 stars read.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

2 replies

  1. OOOH! I’d been thinking about requesting this, but then life got hectic and I didn’t have time. Now I think I may need to buy a copy and check it out, because this sounds awesome! Thanks for the heads up about sticking with it for the first part, otherwise I might have given up too soon.

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