Review: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo

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4/5 stars!

“Unexpected things happen. But it’s how we react to them, how we learn and evolve from these things that shapes into who we are.” 

I Believe in a Thing Called Love is one of the most hilarious, most adorable contemporaries I’ve read. So funny, it’s ridiculous.

“And then.
My fashion sweatpants fell off. In a puddle at my feet.” 

But what I liked about the book is that it isn’t just funny, romantic and silly. I actually appreciate the message of the story through the main character and the narrator of the story, Desi . I love her “can do” attitude and how she always takes charge of her emotions, reactions and her life in general.

“But I never lost the belief that you could will something just by sticking to it, by being unwavering. By keeping your eyes on the prize. And by doing that, there was nothing you couldn’t control about your own life.” 

It’s so amusing how she got inspiration in achieving her romantic interest named Lucas through Korean Drama and even though there is a sad story behind her controlling attitude, it was presented in a very light and heartwarming writing that I just enjoyed every bit of the plot especially Desi’s relationship with her dad and her friends.


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