Review: “The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You”

Title: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You

Author: Lily Anderson

Publisher / Publishing Date: May 17th, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Summary: Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben’s, including give up sleep and comic books–well, maybe not comic books–but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it’s time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie’s for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben’s cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they’re on–and they might not pick the same side.

This book is literally a nerd paradise. Trust me, you need to read this book after you read this review.

Beatrice “Trixie” Watson is an avid Doctor Who fan who will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben West’s and his bushy mustache’s, except for comic books. After Trixie’s best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend, maybe they have to play nice now! No more insults about his mustache and no more jokes about Trixie. After her best friend gets expelled, the two of them must choose sides — and they may not be on the same side after all…

I liked this book! It was one of those cute, fluffy, and nerdy reads, also known as some of the types of books that I really love to read in my spare time. Trixie was kind of like me. I have just gotten into comic books and I have been fangirling about them a lot lately, mainly for their illustrations and SPIDER-MAN! Who doesn’t love Spider-Man? I love Spider-Man!

I really liked Trixie and Ben’s rivalry. I found it to be insanely funny about how they would crack jokes about each other and say little snarky lines. At first, I thought that Trixie was being a bit mean to Ben, but then I realized that I would probably do the exact same thing, but in a different timeline.

I also really enjoyed the friendships than Trixie and Ben managed to discover! I loved how they learned to get along and they taught Peter all about the fandoms and many geeky things. I found it all to be super adorable and I loved it all so much! Right now, this is going to be a four-star book, but I can’t wait to read it again sometime later this year whenever I get the chance to.

Have you read The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You yet? Do you want to read it? If you have read it, what did you think about it? Share your opinions down below in the comments!


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