A review by sapphic_swiftie
Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud


eh, this book was okay. i actually read a small portion of it back in july but dnf'ed it because i wasn't super into it. i decided to pick it back up and it did get better but still wasn't great.

the biggest problems that i had were that the writing was immature and the plot and characters were very cringe at times. maybe if i read this a few years ago i would have liked it more, but the writing just didn't seem to really match an 18 year old, even if part of her personality is being a "late bloomer." some of the ways some things were described and some of the things that happened just make me cringe. due to this, it made it a bit boring and hard to get through at times. i also found the story as a whole to be very unoriginal, predicable and cliché. i didn't mind this too much but i probably would have enjoyed it more if it was a bit more unique.

i will say that there was a cool vibe/aesthetic and it was a super lighthearted, easy read. the diversity was also really good. it reminded me a lot of [b:you should see me in a crown|50160619|You Should See Me in a Crown|Leah Johnson|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1568912283l/50160619._SX50_SY75_.jpg|69288604] with all the emphasis on prom and i would defintely recommend it over this book since they are similar.