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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Stephanie Nicole

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager was a very interesting read, while a lot of YA stories can take you back to your teenage years, Hager writes in a way that will make you feel every emotion that you felt back then. Her main characters are great, it the real question is will these two love interests have anything in common, you’ll have to read for yourself. This book was filled with so many emotions including angst, romance, joy, growth, and so much more that it really makes you feel those teenage years all over again. But just like any romance there is bad communication, advice from friends, and so much more so will this budding romance last? You’ll have to read Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager to find out.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very good YA romance. Emme is a girl who recently had a breakup with a boy that cheated on her and has trust issues. When Emme takes a summer class she is paired up with Brendon Agretti, who is a senator’s son. Every girl wants to date Brendon, but as Emme and Brendon grow closer, Emme’s insecurity sets in. Brendon has this ex girlfriend who wont let go and Emme also has to deal with medical issues that her grandparents are going through. There is so much to this story that really takes you back to high school years. I truly believe we all have had these feelings of insecurities and crushes in high school at some point so it is very easy to relate to these characters. Well done Author Krysten Lindsay Hager!

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Beverly Finnie

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dating the It Guy was a wonderful book! Even though when reading it, I was overwhelmed with the sadness I felt throughout, I had to keep taking breaks to recoup my energy. What author Krysten Lindsay Hager did with this YA novel, it would come highly recommended by me to anyone who likes YA novels.
The character development and the emotions of the characters, especially Emme, was on another level than books I’ve read in the past. Emme wasn’t the only one though Brendon had just as much character development and emotions throughout.
I’m having trouble putting into words all that I felt while reading it. I can tell you Krysten Lindsay Hager has a gift because I was deeply and emotionally involved with these characters as if they were my family and friends.
Most people growing up always have that one friend who wants to keep you on the right path and that rebellious friend who will never conform to everyone else. That perfectly describes Emma’s best friends and support system.
The author takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that are sad, satisfying, depressing, happy, and even some laughter. Don’t let the fact that it’s a YA novel, prevent you from giving it a chance. YA is a guilty pleasure for me, no matter how I am. So why can’t it be yours?

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Angela Packard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Emme is going into her sophomore year and taking a summer class. Brendon comes late to class and they are paired to work together. Emme’s grandma taught her about the mystical world and Emme sees signs everywhere that her and Brendon are meant to be together.
Emme’s last boyfriend gave her major insecurities as he cheated on her and never made her feel good enough. Can she trust Brendon to not hurt her?
Brendon is a senator’s son and is the popular guy in school. He feels very comfortable with Emme and finds himself spending as much time with her as possible.
This is not the first book I have read by Krysten Lindsay Hager, I love the complexity of her characters and she throws me back into my teenage years when insecurities are the only thing you know. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She has the ability to make me laugh, cry, and every emotion in between with her books.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager- Review by Lauren West

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hager paints the teenage years in a very vivid and relatable light. Hormones’, insecurities, the daily stress of trying to fit in, peer pressure, etc. A story that reflected the struggle of growing up, and learning to be comfortable in your own skin. Teenage angst at its finest.
Emme and Brendon were characters who you could easily connect to and understand. Emme was a girl who had family issues, a lack of confidence, and a lot of insecurities. When she begins dating Brendon who is one of the most popular boys in school and the Senators son she begins to fall under quickly with the self doubt and stresses of being compared to girls before her. Brendon who is a down to earth and sweet just wants to live his life normally. He encourages Emme to be herself and be comfortable, but he also fails to understand some of where her feelings come from.
The relationship navigates jealousy, insecurity, lack of communication, misunderstandings, and poor judgement calls. This story shows young love and new love all rolled into one. It is a good read with some good lessons for young adults today.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a fantastic book. I found it completely entailed the teen relationship cycle. Angst over dating from previous relationships and how they affect your next ones to dealing with issues in your current relationships. Emme is struggling with the aftermath from her previous relationship with John, when she starts dating Brendon, the popular boy. Emme has many insecurities and you can see these come out throughout the stories. You may even feel them with a familiarity from your youth I did. The story is so well-done that you just continue watching Emme grow through the story as she matures through the insecurities and into the relationship. Brendon is a pretty amazing fellow. He’s down to Earth. He doesn’t see the girls falling over him. It is a really good story for Young Adults. I think it’s a wonderful story for all. Emme learned to appreciate what she had in front of her.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Stephanie Colley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The deep emotional connection that this story touches on would be great for any YA read. And have the conversations that come up.
High school and home life can get the best of any teen. When you throw in all the drama and heartache that comes with both! Most teens dwell on the bad things and take all the things said to heart.
This story shows it is ok to make mistakes. But learning to trust your own heart in the process.
This story is great for the younger kids to show them it is going to be ok in the end.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really love the way Krysten Lindsay Hager makes me fall in love with young adult novels all over again every time I pick up one of her books. This book really captured the teen angst and emotions that we feel when we are traversing the world of dating. I especially love how she makes it relatable whether you are young or old, the emotions are the same and we often have the same difficulties determining the way to handle them. In Dating the IT Guy we get to see this play out very real and raw and in your face and I loved every moment of it. I was once again taken away to a time when life seemed so hard at the time but I know for a fact I would go back to the way things were, so simple and so minute in the grand scheme of things. I enjoyed this one and look forward to seeing what will come next form Ms. Hager.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Karen Pearman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am extremely familiar with this author as she is one of my favorite young adult romance writers. She has an amazing ability to capture the characters and their angst to perfection. This was no different. I am always able to read her books and feel like I am in these characters shoes at the same time and place. While I may not have enjoyed my teen years back then, I love going back and reliving it through these characters and their stories. As usual with her books, I was unable to put it down until the end. And once it was over I wanted I pick up the next book to keep the story going. If you love to read about teenage angst as much as I do, please give this story a read.

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Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager – Review by Ashley Hasting

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dating the IT guy can have many ups and downs. This story will definitely provide those scenarios with you and how it can feel. When you are under a lot of drama and family issues, it can be a lot more stressful. You are brought in with a Sophomore girl in high school who usually doesn’t hang out with many people, but when she starts a class in the summer with the hottest guy in school, you know she’s in for a whirlwind of an adventure. The only thing you are looking for is how long will this adventure last, and is it good for you, or are you overthinking it all? It has a lot of turns that took me a minute to read, but then I got into a good spot and finished with a great ending.

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