Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry


Rating: 1/5 Stars

Genres: Romance, LGBT, YA


A summer away from the city is the beginning of everything for Brooklyn Shepard. Her theater apprenticeship at Allerdale is a chance to prove that she can carve out a niche all her own, surrounded by people who don’t know anything about her or her family of superstar performers.

Brooklyn immediately hits it off with her roommate, Zoe, and soon their friendship turns into something more. Brooklyn wants to see herself as someone who’s open to everything and everyone, but as her feelings for Zoe intensify, so do her doubts. She’s happier than she’s ever been—but is it because of her new relationship? Or is it because she’s finally discovering who she wants to be?


My Thoughts: I was honestly so relieved when I finished this book because honestly  this book was a huge disappointment. I thought it would be about two girls that forms a bond and then falls in love. But instead I got the complete opposite. Brooklyn and Zoe’s relationship was toxic. Zoe kept pressuring Brooklyn for sex and it made me really uncomfortable especially when Brooklyn obviously didn’t want to have sex and Zoe kept pressuring. Plus Brooklyn and Zoe both treated each other like trash.

I like Brooklyn somewhat but even she couldn’t save the book. I was so bored waiting for something interesting to happen but nothing really happened until the last six chapters of the book. Most of the characters are underdeveloped and I hated Brooklyn’s overbearing mom. I felt like she never really respected her daughter and wanted her to be something she was not. The only character I really liked was Russell. He was such a sweetheart. He ended up having a crush on Brooklyn in the end of the book but he deserves way better than her.

The ending of the book was okay. The author never confirms if Brooklyn is gay or not since it’s strongly implied  that she either doesn’t like girls or just doesn’t like Zoe. The book sucked overall and I excepted way more.

Emoji of overall opinion on book: 😑



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