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Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan
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Melt With You (edition 2022)

by Jennifer Dugan (Author)

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From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck. Fallon and Chloe used to be best friends. But last summer, the girls hooked up right before Chloe left for college, and after a series of misunderstandings, they aren't even speaking to one another. Now, a year later, Chloe's back home from school, and Fallon is doing everything in her power to avoid her. Which is especially difficult because their moms own a business together-a gourmet ice cream truck where both girls work. But when their moms have the opportunity to make a presentation to some venture capitalists in Texas-something that could seriously expand their business and solve all their money problems to boot-it's up to Fallon to work a series of food truck festivals across the country. But she can't do it alone, and Chloe is the only one available to help. As tensions heat up again between the two girls, will Fallon be able to keep her cool?… (more)
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Title:Melt With You
Authors:Jennifer Dugan (Author)
Info:G.P.Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers' (2022), 320 pages
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This is very cute. Fallon and Chloe used to be best friends until they weren't. Now, they've got to man the iceam truck that their respective moms jointly own and run. The problem is that Fallon never got over Chloe and has no idea where Chloe feels on that spectrum.

Will their week together, isolated on the truck, resolve their issues? Time for you (and them) to find out. Great fun! ( )
  EdGoldberg | Jun 27, 2022 |
teen fiction / queer hate-to-love romance - ice cream food truck road trip (upstate NY to Memphis, then to the traffic-clogged Dallas) with 18 y.o. girl and her 19 y.o. ex-lover/ex-bestie

mopey/whiney to start but gets better (more distractions, attractions) once the two get on the road. Plus who doesn't love ice cream puns? Not the most shippable couple--you can only really root for them after the feelings all come out, more than halfway through--but there is plenty of drama if that's what you like. ( )
  reader1009 | Jun 6, 2022 |
Melt With You is a YA sapphic romance that features a road trip and ice cream - what's not to love? Fallon and Chloe are ex-best friends after one particular night, and Fallon has sworn off trying to make amends. But when their moms' ice cream truck business forces them on the road together - alone - they have to at least be civil to each other to keep the business afloat. What could possibly go wrong (or right)?

I really liked the premise of the book; I think it's one that a lot of teens can probably relate to, minus the cross-country road trip and ice cream. Fallon and Chloe have a complicated relationship, and they basically epitomize the importance of communication in any relationship, romantic or otherwise. There are some cool moments scattered throughout between them, and it's clear that neither are perfect characters, which I appreciated.

That being said, I found a lot of the book to be pretty unbelievable, all things considered. The moms are off trying to conduct business deals and let their teenage daughters take over the truck during the most important time of the year for the business, not to mention the fact that both girls absolutely do not want to be there in the first place. I can understand having some trust in your kids with your business, but this seemed like a lot, especially when you reach the twist toward the end of the book.

I also didn't feel like Fallon or Chloe were particularly compelling characters, which was kind of disappointing. I honestly can't tell you anything all that remarkable about either of them, except for the fact that Fallon likes horror movies and Chloe is a college student - and those are facts rather than personality traits. It definitely felt like the focus of the book was on the plot, and considering the fact that the girls are literally cooped up together in a truck for such a long time, I would have loved to see more of their interactions in quiet moments. Instead, it felt more like the book was focused on the destination rather than the journey (pun not intended), so the ending didn't leave me with any grand questions or thoughts.

Ultimately, I can see why people would be into this book, but it just wasn't the one for me; I tend to enjoy books that focus a little more on character than plot. If you're looking for a good summer road trip read, though, this might be a good candidate.

Thank you to Penguin and NetGalley for providing a copy for review. ( )
  bumblybee | May 16, 2022 |
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From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck. Fallon and Chloe used to be best friends. But last summer, the girls hooked up right before Chloe left for college, and after a series of misunderstandings, they aren't even speaking to one another. Now, a year later, Chloe's back home from school, and Fallon is doing everything in her power to avoid her. Which is especially difficult because their moms own a business together-a gourmet ice cream truck where both girls work. But when their moms have the opportunity to make a presentation to some venture capitalists in Texas-something that could seriously expand their business and solve all their money problems to boot-it's up to Fallon to work a series of food truck festivals across the country. But she can't do it alone, and Chloe is the only one available to help. As tensions heat up again between the two girls, will Fallon be able to keep her cool?

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