The Pros of Cons

The Pros of Cons

Drummer Phoebe Byrd prides herself on being one of the guys, and she's ready to prove it by kicking all their butts in the snare solo competition at the Indoor Percussion Association Convention. Writer Vanessa Montoya-O'Callaghan has been looking forward to the WTFcon for months. Not just because of the panels and fanfiction readings but because WTFcon is where she'll fina Drummer Phoebe Byrd prides herself on being one of the guys, and she's ready to prove it by kicking all their butts i...

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  • Offbalance
    Jun 01, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

  • Melissa Sarno
    Jul 28, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    4.5 stars Some parts were a little cheesy but the characters were charming and it was a fun, fast-paced read. Huge emphasis on female friendships, supporting each other, owning up to your mistakes and standing up for yourself. ...

    This book is delightful. It?s all about finding friends and opening yourself up to others and loving things and people with your whole heart. It made me enormously happy. ...

  • Kat
    Apr 01, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

  • Julie
    Mar 29, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

  • Elisa
    Apr 13, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

  • Heather
    Apr 01, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

  • Lucy
    Sep 04, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

  • Jaymie
    Jul 12, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

  • McKinlay Dennis
    Mar 22, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

  • Angie
    May 11, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

  • Claire Legrand
    Jan 01, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

  • Ashley
    May 18, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    4.5 stars Some parts were a little cheesy but the characters were charming and it was a fun, fast-paced read. Huge emphasis on female friendships, supporting each other, owning up to your mistakes and standing up for yourself. ...

  • jv poore
    Sep 30, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

  • Sana
    Jul 14, 2016

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

  • Anna Priemaza
    Feb 18, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Oct 12, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

  • Mikayla Tewksbury
    Jun 15, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

  • Jenna Scherer
    Apr 02, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

  • Shoshana
    Aug 08, 2017

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

  • Margaret Robbins
    Sep 17, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

  • Gaby
    Mar 29, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    May 27, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

  • Sofia (Bookish Wanderess)
    Aug 04, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

  • Melissa
    Aug 08, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

  • Stewart Tame
    Mar 22, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

  • Betsy Aldredge
    Jun 03, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

  • Mandy
    May 26, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Apr 15, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

  • kory.
    Jun 12, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

  • B00knerds
    Jan 04, 2018

    This quintessential Young Adult read is quirky, cubed. A mad mash-up of three (and a half) conventions under one roof results in a delightfully amusing tale that is not without substance. And it has a pretty great title, you know I love it when something can mean two things. It isn?...

    Simply put, reading this book was one of the most satisfying and joyous reading experiences of my life. It?s about fandom and storytelling and girls supporting each other, and I can?t recommend it highly enough. And I?m not just saying this because I love all the women who wrote ...

    Full disclosure: I won a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Wow! This impressed me much more than I expected it to. I mean, I expected it to be good and fun, and it was both of those, in spades, but it was also moving and compelling and had me grinning like a maniac at ...

    Pro 1: Lindsay Ribar, pro 2: life-changing friendship, hell yesss. ...

    What do you get when you gather four different cons under one roof? You get a fun story of friendship, which simply charmed the pants off of me. ?Pro: Books featuring female friendships always rank high with me, and I really felt the love among these three. It didn't matter that t...

    A sweet, nerdy tribute to loving the weird stuff you love, and also friendship. (Which is fitting, since it was written by three of my friends who are sweet nerds.) Come for the "Harry Potter" references, stay for the newfound knowledge of percussion instruments and taxidermy. ...

    4.5 stars! I loved this book please read it RTC ...

    Know that whole saying - never judge a book by its cover? Well, it's always a straight up lie. We always judge a book by it's cover it seems like in the book world. If it's pretty, we instantly want to pick it up and caress it gently BECAUSE PRETTY. And it's, well, not so pleasing? We ...

    *4,3 stars* This was so fun to read, I laughed a lot and honestly, I just really, really liked this one. ...

    The cute, nerdy, multi-POV book of my dreams, really ? The perfect mix of angst, kissing, and shenanigans recommended for anyone who loves contemporary YA, especially of the fandom indulgent kind. ...

    I adored THE PROS OF CONS. It's so full of fandom and friendship and quirkiness and girls supporting girls, and I basically grinned non-stop from start to finish. ...

    A YA book first and foremost about friendship: 1,000,000 points. ...

    I love reading about incredibly specific subcultures, so this book was basically made for me. It's fun and sweet, while also digging into some intense issues--including some fandom-specific ones. There's a diverse female-led cast, and I think this is only the second book I've read with...

    While I was reading this I just kept looking up at my husband and hitting him excitedly and shouting things like: "I love this book! The teens are communicating!" "They're learning from their mistakes!" "OMG they're speaking up for themselves and avoiding toxic relationships!!" ...

    There are many things I like about this book; the representation (some of it anyway), the girl friendships, the owning up to your own faults and doing better, the fun of cons and fandom, the humor, how supportive everyone is, the actual communication that goes on instead of blown out o...

    Cherry, Alison. The Pros of Cons. Point, 2018. Phoebe is a drummer and is really looking forward to this year's percussion conference and competition with her high school percussion group. Vanessa is excited about WTFcon, because she's attending as a fanfic writer and gets to meet h...

    *I received an early DRC for free from edelweiss and the publisher. This does not affect my rating.* Because this book takes place in Orlando at a convention center i couldn't help but picture the OCCC in my mind, I'm actually pretty convinced that it's based on the OCCC, but what e...

    One of my favorite parts of YA is the way it teases out experiences that I desperately wish happened to me when I was the age of the characters in these books. I've been on some rancid school trips, but not once did I happen to befriend some lovely strangers at those times that saved t...

    Super fun read. I will say that I am a fan of funny realistic contemporary, so this is already my kind of book, but I was honestly totally charmed by the three narratives and all the characters. I love all the details about the individual conventions, which were specific enough to be f...

    I'm obsessed with this book. As someone who goes to fandom conventions, this captured the essence of those conventions beautifully. Everything from the new friendships, to the atmosphere...all of it. I loved the three different perspectives, they each had such unique characteristics...

    More to come on my blogs, but I absolutely loved this book! The band chapters reminded me of high school (I was in chorus/theater, but they still resonated), and the fandom/Con chapters reminded me of my young adulthood past 13 or so years. :) As the daughter of an academic and a write...

    4.5 stars. This was so fun! I loved the con setting and the way three very different events drew these girls together. I loved all of the main characters - I can?t pick a favorite - and the way each one grows and finds her voice or her place. ...

    Actual Rating: 4.25/5 Stars This was so cute! I love reading books about fandoms/conventions and The Pros of Cons was really interesting as it focused on a number of different conventions taking place over a week. I also loved the female friendship between each of the main character...

    Every inch of this is a delight. I can't speak for the taxidermy, but the music and fandom bits are incredibly spot on and I'm always here for female friendships. Also podcasts. ...

    I loved this book so much. From the nerdy humor, to the focus on female friendships, and the excellent character growth, I highly recommend it! ...

    What an amazing book! I couldn?t put it down. ...

    Loving novel about people and their passions when fandoms collide in a hotel. Captures the joy of finding one?s peeps at a con (as well as the fun of eavesdropping on people in the same physical space for completely different reasons. [one of my favorite con activities is seeing Klin...

    4.5 stars Some parts were a little cheesy but the characters were charming and it was a fun, fast-paced read. Huge emphasis on female friendships, supporting each other, owning up to your mistakes and standing up for yourself. ...

    This book is delightful. It?s all about finding friends and opening yourself up to others and loving things and people with your whole heart. It made me enormously happy. ...

    This book was really fun to read! And I just love a happy ending like that. It was so creative how everyone's stories intertwined and it was just such a nice story about friendship. It definitely kept me captivated the whole time I read it! ...