This Is What It Feels Like

This Is What It Feels Like Review

It doesn’t matter what the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is this year.

Who cares that’s it’s fifteen grand? Who cares about a gig opening for one of the greatest bands to ever play this town?

Not Dia, that’s for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn’t got a shot at winning Sun City. Because ever since Hanna’s drinking took over her life, Dia and Jules haven’t been in it. And ever since Hanna left — well, there hasn’t been a band.

It used to be the three of them, Dia, Jules, and Hanna, messing around and making music and planning for the future. But that was then, and this is now — and now means a baby, a failed relationship, a stint in rehab, all kinds of off beats that have interrupted the rhythm of their friendship. No contest can change that. Right?

But like the lyrics of a song you used to play on repeat, there’s no forgetting a best friend. And for Dia, Jules, and Hanna, this impossible challenge — to ignore the past, in order to jumpstart the future — will only become possible if they finally make peace with the girls they once were, and the girls they are finally letting themselves be.

Rebecca Barrow’s tender story of friendship, music, and ferocious love asks — what will you fight for, if not yourself?

Title:This Is What It Feels Like

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Erin

    Now Available I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Special thanks to Harper Collins Publishing & Rececca Barrow. "This is what it feels like to be alive" Rebecca Barrow is Black Girl Magic and her...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    every time I think about this book's release I feel better. this is such a soft and aestheticy cover. sapphic band girls are such a nice concept. it's just very soft okay...

  • Acqua

    4.25 starsThis Is What It Feels Like is a story about recovery. I have read many stories about mentally ill main characters and characters going through trauma, but I know very few stories that talk a...

  • mahana.

    Full review on my blog! ...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    I had absolutely no interest in this and could not focus, which is a shame because it has the potential to be at least a 4 star read for me, but my enjoyment was maybe a 2. This is probably one of the...

  • Rachel Strolle

    IF Y'ALL SLEEP ON THIS I'M CANCELLING YOU BECAUSE REBECCA BARROW WRITES PERFECT BOOKS...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)

    ♦ Video Review ♦This Is What It Feels Like is a really wonderful YA Contemporary, that has so many topics and issues packed into it.At the centre of the story are three girls, Hanna, Jules and D...

  • Marie

    This was such a fantastic read. I loved the focus on friendship, loved the characters and their growth thorough the book, the romantic relationships were adorable, too. Definitely recommend it!!Full r...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    I loved this so so so so so much ...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    Honestly... I just saw this cover and ran to Goodreads as fast as I could to add it to my TBR because, well, LOOK AT IT. <3...