Read Alex, Approximately Online Free - In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.
Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent half of her junior year falling for a sensitive film geek she only knows online as “Alex.” Two coasts separate them until she moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.
Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist trap, the oddball Cavern Palace Museum. Or that she’s being tormented daily by Porter Roth, a smart-alecky yet irritatingly hot museum security guard. But when Porter and Bailey are locked in the museum overnight, Bailey is forced to choose whether she should cling to a dreamy fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex. Approximately.
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
July 07, 2017
I’M HONESTLY EMBARRASSED THAT I WAS SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK.
Like...I hate books that are cringey, and I hate books that are pretentious, but it’s so rare for me to get the opportunity to hate one that is BOTH!
Ughhhh. God. I’m someone who is extremely susce...
December 17, 2017
THIS WAS SO ADORABLE. It's basically a YA retelling of You've Got Mail set in California with surfers, pastries, fog, and museums. So that just hit a ton of checks on the list of things I adore.
I loved the characters and thought the whole story would make such a cute movie. But ok... whyyyyyy di...
June 10, 2017
Bailey Rydell is an evader.
Me: Oh dear, 'relatibility' = 0 → 100% in 3 seconds flat.
Speaking as someone who in high school have literally run away from who she was currently in 'relationship' with. And this happened more times than I cared to share, suffice to say my friends were utterly baffled...
November 12, 2017
Okay I've heard so much about this book and how it's a YA, cute ass retelling of You've Got Mail and I reallllly wanted to read it. But like,,,, I never watched you've got mail UNTIL I DECIDED TO READ THIS BOOK.
Anyways, I watched the movie then I read the book and I thought the movie was much bet...
April 17, 2017
LOVED this! 4.5/ 5
One of my new favorite contemporaries!
April 29, 2017
Buddy read with the walking spoiler and the walking spoiler jr.
I swear, I don’t think a You’ve Got Mail retelling CAN go wrong.
Reasons Why this Book is the Greatest™
- It’s a YOU’VE GOT MAIL RETELLING
- Bailey is relatable as hell
- IT’S GENUINELY FUNNY
- Porter Roth owns my heart
June 16, 2017
“And not after, when we’re clinging to each other like the world just fell apart and is slowly clicking back together, piece by piece, breath by breath . . . heartbeat by beautiful heartbeat.”
Guys, I had enough of this. I'm on strike. I keep picking up these books that...
July 13, 2017
Maybe Walt Whitman was right. We all really do contradict ourselves and contain multitudes. How do we even figure out who we really are?
I'm not going to lie-I'd much rather be writing about a book I've read closer to this moment, but if I don't go back and write reviews for all the books I'v...
March 03, 2017
I didn't even need to read the synopsis of this book. I wanted it from Jenn Bennett's name and my undying love for her other YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. I went in completely blind and utterly fell in love.
Bailey is my kind of girl. She's smart and sort of awkward and would rather be...
January 22, 2018
1.5 stars to 2 stars. Oh boy, how dense can a person be? SPOILER ALERT : Very. But we'll get back to that. Ultimately, Alex, Approximately reminded me why I didn't do so-called "cute" YA romance anymore, being that whole annoying package and all :
1) The plot lacked substance. Or, rather, I feel...