Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison (review copy provided by NetGalley)
Anything To Have You, written by author Paige Harbison, is a realistic read that closely examines the ins and outs of friendships, relationships, and everything in between.
Harbison’s writing, like her characters, are open and honest. The dialog isn’t only sharp, but it’s reminiscent of how today’s teens speak. Her tone is conversational, and often light. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t substance.Anything To Have You deals with some serious, hard-hitting issues. Issues like teenage drinking, promiscuity, life beyond high school are all handled realistically and with authority.
As mentioned before Harbison’s characters are open and honest characters. They are flawed, dimensional, relatable, and above all else realistically authentic. Readers will easily identify as a Natalie or a Brooke, or a combination of the two. Beyond that Anything to have you is the kind of book that readers will find themselves rooting for not just one main character, but both of them.
Going into Harbison’s Anything To Have You, I honestly thought I had it all figured out. Girl meets boy, girls best friend steals boy. But that wasn’t the case. There were plot points that I just didn’t see coming.
There’s a lot to enjoy about Anything To Have You. For instance, the book is told not just from one perspective, but both Natalie and Brooke’s perspective gaining a better understanding of both characters. But there is one aspect that I didn’t enjoy. The ending felt a bit too rushed and a bit to tidy.
If you’re looking for a read that is quick, honest, and realistic, Anything To Have You is the book for you!