Book review

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren | Book Review

Hello lovely readers!

I bring to you another review. I read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating in September. Actually it was the last book I read in that month, but it came as a surprise since I didn’t expect to finish it before the end of the month. Life is full of surprises y’all.

Anyway, here’s my review. Or as I see it, my word vomit about this story.


Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating is about these two people that went to college together. Hazel is like a hurricane and someone that says the wrong thing at the wrong time, while Josh is more calm and knows how to control himself, complete opposites these two. However, when they meet again after years of graduating from college, they start to spend a lot of time together. Soon, Josh and Hazel come up with an idea, set each other up on blind dates because of course there’s nothing going on between them, nothing.

This was my attempt at summarizing the book, sorry! However, you can find the original and oficial synopsis here.

I have to confess I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book because from the synopsis it sounded very cliché, but Oh. My. God. I was so wrong.

The book is told from both Josh’s and Hazel’s POV. I honestly like it when books are told this way because I want to know what the characters are thinking and feeling at all times… in other words, I’m nosy. Having these two telling their story was so cool. I had a lot of fun reading Hazel’s POV, and I felt so soft when reading Josh’s.

In my opinion the story goes by so fast. When I least expected it I was already reading the epilogue while crying because I couldn’t believe I had reached the end. And although I didn’t like what was happening in the last couple of chapters, I still couldn’t put the book down. So now that I’ve read this book, as expected, I want to find a guy like Josh Im.

Like I said, Josh and Hazel were so fun to read and together they were so cute and adorable and I just wanted them together forever and ever. There were also other characters, like Hazel’s mom, who I liked a lot. She seemed to be a cool mom and someone that didn’t care what others think of her. I liked Josh’s family too.

In conclusion, there’s nothing wrong with this book. This is the perfect read for when you’re feeling down or just to have another reason to be happy. This is also very fitting for the summer or autumn or really any season. If you’ve read Christina Lauren before, you will definitely enjoy Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and if you haven’t read anything by them, then you will like it as well.

My rating for this book is 4.5 because of the last chapters and because I wanted at least one more chapter because my heart needed it. Other than that, it was perfect in my opinion.

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If you’ve read this book, let me know in the comments your opinion on it. And if you haven’t read it, do you feel interested in giving it a try?

Until the next post!

Happy reading 💙

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