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Fake It Till You Break It Book Review By Jenn B. Nguyen

Fake It Till You Break It Book Review

Rating: 2 Stars

To start this off I just want to say that this book is cute. I picked it up because I fell in love with the fake dating trope. I mean, have you seen To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before?

But this did not click with me for a few reasons. I really wanted to love this book! There are a few moments I got pulled into the story but not many.

Let’s Dive In!

Fake It Till You Break It Book Review


“Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacation, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together.

After Mia’s mom scares away yet another cut boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all times – and then they’ll be free.

It’s the perfect plan – except that it turns out maybe Mia and Jake don’t hare each other as much as they once thought…”

Point of View

This novel is written in first person and ever chapter or so we swap between Mia and Jake.

I like Mia’s sassy personality but sometimes I didn’t know if I was reading from Jake’s POV or Mia’s. This pulled me out of the story line.

Character Development

In the beginning Mia and Jake hate each other. Mia think’s Jake is an ass and Jake think’s Mia is a brat. However, I never really saw Mia being bratty or Jake being ass holey.

All of their interactions seem like friends pushing each others buttons and being annoying. This didn’t click for me.


The ending of this book took about thirty pages. I wish there was more time between the climax and the end. There needed to be more time for me at least, to believe the characters could get past the problem.

I won’t tell you the problem as I do want you to read this book for yourself!

Overall, this book was cute. It did not captivate me but I did read it in two nights. So if you are looking for quick, simple read. I do suggest this one!

Have you read Fake it Till You Break It? Do you agree with my rating?

Happy Reading Bookish Friends!

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