Better Than the Best Plan

Better Than the Best Plan

Lauren Morrill's Better Than the Best Plan is a fresh, funny, romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who finds an unexpected silver lining in her life when plans get turned upside down. Plans are made to be broken. It?s the last day of junior year, and seventeen-year-old Ritzy?short for Maritza?is pretty sure she has a great plan. Summer job?check. Hang with friends at the b Lauren Morrill's Better Than the Best Plan is a fresh, funny, romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who ...

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Title:Better Than the Best Plan
Author:Lauren Morrill
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0374306192
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Better Than the Best Plan Reviews

  • caitlin
    Mar 04, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

  • Jessica
    Jun 11, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

  • Barbara
    Jul 24, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

    This, I think, is my favorite Lauren Morrill novel. She really hit it out of the park. It's also my first of hers that I've given five stars! (All of her previous have received four on Goodreads.) I loved the characters, and you could tell Morrill knew the subjects she was writing abou...

    I really liked the premise for this story, but it ended up disappointing me. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just unhappy about how predictable things turned out to be after that promising start in which the protagonist, seventeen-year-old Maritza (Ritzy) Reed realizes that she's on her ...

  • Sherry
    Jun 21, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

  • Leah
    Jun 29, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

  • Candice (Beachwood Schoolhouse)
    Jun 08, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

  • Kristin
    Jul 07, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

  • Caitlin
    Aug 21, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

    This, I think, is my favorite Lauren Morrill novel. She really hit it out of the park. It's also my first of hers that I've given five stars! (All of her previous have received four on Goodreads.) I loved the characters, and you could tell Morrill knew the subjects she was writing abou...

    I really liked the premise for this story, but it ended up disappointing me. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just unhappy about how predictable things turned out to be after that promising start in which the protagonist, seventeen-year-old Maritza (Ritzy) Reed realizes that she's on her ...

    I enjoyed this quickly read book a lot. It has a lot of heart. Maritza is a good kid, not a troublemaker or spoiled, with a good head on her shoulders when her flaky mom decides to take off to Mexico to become a life coach in what sounds like a pyramid scheme. Maritza is scooped up by ...

    I think this is the first ya book I've read where I related 100% more to the adult (Kris) than the teen. If this book was from her POV I would have loved it. But instead, it was Maritza and I found it bland. Maritza was one dimensional. She didn't have a personality or anything that ma...

  • Susan
    Jul 06, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

  • Laura
    Mar 19, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

  • Crystal ✬ Lost in Storyland
    Jul 05, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

  • Kerry
    Jul 20, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

  • Jamie
    Jun 23, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

  • lauren
    Aug 16, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

  • Layla Smith
    Jul 07, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

  • Kat
    Mar 11, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

  • Kelly
    Jun 01, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

  • Trudi
    Mar 30, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

  • Caro Herrera
    May 23, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

  • Lindsey
    Jul 05, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 02, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

    This, I think, is my favorite Lauren Morrill novel. She really hit it out of the park. It's also my first of hers that I've given five stars! (All of her previous have received four on Goodreads.) I loved the characters, and you could tell Morrill knew the subjects she was writing abou...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Jun 27, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

  • Aurora
    Jul 30, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

  • Ellen
    Jul 24, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

    This, I think, is my favorite Lauren Morrill novel. She really hit it out of the park. It's also my first of hers that I've given five stars! (All of her previous have received four on Goodreads.) I loved the characters, and you could tell Morrill knew the subjects she was writing abou...

    I really liked the premise for this story, but it ended up disappointing me. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just unhappy about how predictable things turned out to be after that promising start in which the protagonist, seventeen-year-old Maritza (Ritzy) Reed realizes that she's on her ...

    I enjoyed this quickly read book a lot. It has a lot of heart. Maritza is a good kid, not a troublemaker or spoiled, with a good head on her shoulders when her flaky mom decides to take off to Mexico to become a life coach in what sounds like a pyramid scheme. Maritza is scooped up by ...

    I think this is the first ya book I've read where I related 100% more to the adult (Kris) than the teen. If this book was from her POV I would have loved it. But instead, it was Maritza and I found it bland. Maritza was one dimensional. She didn't have a personality or anything that ma...

    Coming out June 25th, this is an adorable story about a girl who is always taking care of herself, finally letting herself getting cared for after she's forced into foster care months before her 18th birthday. Whisked from her scrounging thrift store life to that of boutiques and tenni...

  • emma
    May 24, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

  • Rebecca
    Jul 09, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 18, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...

    A very enjoyable summer read! I very much liked the characters of Ritzy, Kat, and Spencer, but most of all I loved Ryan. Spencer's younger brother was definitely the scene stealer whenever he was around. I liked how the story progressed and showed that while change it is hard, it ca...

    this was the first of Lauren Morrill's books that i've read and i loved it. i don't read a ton of YA and wasn't sure what to expect, but Ritzy is a smart, relatable character who i would like to know in real life. though this book touched on some serious topics, it was a very fun read ...

    Cute, light read with some heavy topics thrown in. ...

    This was such a fun summer read. ...

    Perfect for summer and lounging at the pool or the beach, BETTER THAN THE BEST PLAN is my favorite Lauren Morrill book yet! This book hits all the marks of a classic YA summer rom-com while still telling a fresh story and giving you characters you enjoy spending time with (and don't fe...

    A quick summer beach read is how I would describe this. I love to sit by a pool during the summer and this was the perfect story to dive into poolside. Expecting a bit deeper on the foster care, child neglect I was surprised she sort of zips through that and concentrates more on Ritzy?...

    I won this book on Good Reads giveaway! I loved it! Perfect for your summer reading list! ...

    Perfect summer beach book! ...

    I liked the originality of this plot: girl discovers she was once a foster child when she?s 17 and abandoned by her mother just before her senior year of high school and is sent to the former foster mom again. Sarah Dessen fans should take note of Lauren Morrill books, this especiall...

    Normally I find Lauren Morrills?s books to be fluffy fun. The main characters have their dilemmas to deal with, but they usually are resolved without too much drama. With the addition of a bit of romance, her novels are entertainingly light reads. However, this one didn?t quite wor...

    Don't let the description fool you. Yes, this is about a girl who ends up in foster care, but it is 100% a beach read sort of book. If that's what you're looking for, it's really good, but if you're expecting it to be deep and serious, you'll probably be disappointed. There were a n...

    This, I think, is my favorite Lauren Morrill novel. She really hit it out of the park. It's also my first of hers that I've given five stars! (All of her previous have received four on Goodreads.) I loved the characters, and you could tell Morrill knew the subjects she was writing abou...

    I really liked the premise for this story, but it ended up disappointing me. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was just unhappy about how predictable things turned out to be after that promising start in which the protagonist, seventeen-year-old Maritza (Ritzy) Reed realizes that she's on her ...

    I enjoyed this quickly read book a lot. It has a lot of heart. Maritza is a good kid, not a troublemaker or spoiled, with a good head on her shoulders when her flaky mom decides to take off to Mexico to become a life coach in what sounds like a pyramid scheme. Maritza is scooped up by ...

  • Teresa
    Oct 09, 2018

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

  • Erin Colvin
    May 11, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

  • Lana
    Jul 06, 2019

    Here's the thing. I said I was going to review this book when I had more feelings on it, but the issue is that I don't feel anything about this at all. This was a totally meh read for me. In all sincerity, I have nothing else to say. That's the review. -------- this is a b...

    DNF. At 150 pages in, I realized I just didn't feel anything for the story or characters. I really wanted to see this angle on foster care discussed, but the emotion wasn't there on the page. Sorry, book. I'm moving on. ...

    Possibly my new favorite from Lauren Morrill (I'll have to reread My Unscripted Life to be sure) this book was really good! I really liked Ritzy and I loved Kris. I can tell that I'm officially in Momland now because I saw everything from Kris's point of view so much clearer! Lol! ...

    Adding this one to my extremely exclusive "Almost Like a Sarah Dessen Book" list... ...

    As a social worker who is used to books that portray social workers as total incompetent idiots who are too burnt out to care anymore, with whom kids never actually feel comfortable, and with no fashion sense to boot, I just want to take a minute to say thank you to the author for incl...

    Ritzy is abandoned by her mom at the age of 17 and she is placed in a well-off foster home until she is legally allowed to be on her own. Her foster parents have rules and expectations that she never had to deal with when living with her mom. And then she meets a boy who plays tenni...

    3.5 stars Summer read? Yes and it's a super quick, happy one at that. Love & romance? Just a wee little bit, more of a budding romance type of story. It's really the best part of the story. Depth? It tried but then it fell apart at the end when one main character had a personal...

    it was just overall such a BLAND book. I was only reading to get more juice/tea of the main oc's perspective and seeing the male oc's problems. his problems had been done before so many times i snored. full review to come. ...

    This is a perfect YA summer read. If you're a Sarah Dessen fan, PICK THIS ONE UP! ...

    This was really interesting- entering a foster home at age 17. Was a good book about family and relationships. Teens will enjoy this sweet book. ...

    Ritzy is used to her mother's flaky demeanor and plans; so when she takes off to Mexico one morning Ritzy isn't all that surprised. When her mother is still MIA two weeks later, Ritzy begins to worry and then she really, really starts to worry when a social worker comes to place her in...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan for the E-arc copy of this novel. I found myself loving this book the more pages I read. It is at the heart about family and the choices they and we make for ourselves as we grown up. Ritzy learns first hand that what we choose and how we deal with...

    Better Than the Best Plan hooked me from the first pages. The characters fit into standard tropes. I never felt like I got to know them beyond a superficial level. Nevertheless, the protagonists are likable. Maritza is nice girl who enjoys to read, has a crush on a cute boy, and thi...

    This book was an easy read for me. I read it in two days. I kept waiting for the moment she really connected with her foster parents but I didn't feel it. From the blurb I was under the impression she actually connected to Kris and Pete but it never happened. I liked this book but ...