Review: Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin


Release date: July 16, 2019

Publisher: Wednesday

Genre: YA


In this hilarious follow-up novel to the New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You, long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they’re still over a thousand miles apart).

Through their hilarious, sometimes emotional, but always relatable conversations, Ava and Gen are each other’s support systems through internships, relationship troubles, questionable roommates, undercover reporting, and whether or not it’s a good idea to take in a feral cat. Please Send Help perfectly captures the voice of young adults looking to find their place in the world and how no matter how desperate things seem, you always have your best friend to tell it like it is and pick you back up. 


This is the second in a series, I read the first a couple years ago and you probably don’t have to read the first to enjoy this one, but they’re such fun and fast reads I would just read both. It’s told via emails and texts making it really easy to get sucked into this one, it goes by really fast and the drama that Gen and Ava have in their lives is addictive!

While I’m AHEM quite a bit older than the characters I could relate to aspects of their angst, although thankfully I didn’t have to deal with social media issues when I was there age. The first book I had a minor struggle with Gen’s immaturity but this time around she didn’t bother me as much and I found her to be much more tolerable and fun. There is quite a bit of humor here, and lots of great pop culture references that even a grandma like me understood. This would be perfect when you’re in the mood for something really fun and light told in a unique format. If this series continues I’m here for it!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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