Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry Joya Goffney


Quinn keeps lists of everything – from the days she’s ugly cried, to ‘Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud,’ to all the boys she’d like to kiss. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears (as well as embarrassing and cringeworthy truths) on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing. An anonymous account posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public. Quinn doesn’t know who to trust. Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett – the last known person to have her journal and who Quinn loathes – in a race against time to track down the blackmailer.

I really enjoyed this book, it was funny, romantic and perfectly described the fear that some of us feel as we grow up and our lives change around us with nothing we can do to stop it. I really liked how open the author was with Quinn’s character which allowed the reader to emotionally connect with her character more as well as addressing the issue of growing up and the changing friendships that come with that growth. Anyone who loves romance with a little mystery would love this book and I definitely recommend it. Rebecca, Mostly Books Youth Ambassador