Review: How to Love by Katie Cotugno

4/5 stars!

This book sucks big time! It made me say the words “dumb” and “stupid” in several places and several times. It made me shake my head so hard, it felt like it was going to come off. It broke my heart. It made me shed tears and in the end it made me grin-this goofy grin. And that’s why it sucks because it made me feel all these emotions I wasn’t planning on feeling and in my vocabulary, when abook does that to you, it’s definitely good!

I know you probably peg me for an angstyreader and you probably think that I should change my GR name into Aj the Angsty Reader but there is a limit to the level of angst I could take on. If it’s too much, you know I’d give up my principle and dnf it without second thought. This debut novel however, has just the exact amount of angst to make it realistic and plausible, to make the reader empathize with the characters and their problematic situations.

I wouldn’t delve too much into the plot of the story because I’d like for you to go in the book blind and go with it as it flows. One thing’s for sure though, the writer has this easy way of luring you into her writing and into her characters making it hard for you to put down the book. I read it in one day, actually. The narrative shifts between a “Before” and an “After” and I was equally hooked by both narratives. Even though I disagree with a lot of the MC’s actions and choices, this is such an addictive and intriguing read and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.


VERDICT: 4/5 stars!

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

2 thoughts on “Review: How to Love by Katie Cotugno

  1. You had me at the first sentence laugh out loud did not expect you to end up liking the book lol. I love books that bring out so many emotions that you are angry and glad that you read it. What is the plot about?

    1. Lol. A lot of people got really confused with the things I wrote on the review. Sorry you were victimized too. Lol. Well, it’s about these two young couple who fell in love but life really sucks, they parted or at least the guy left completely vanishing from her life before the girl could tell him she got knocked up. Two years later, guy comes back to town and that’s where the plot starts to get interesting. 🙂

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