Review: Book: When You Get the Chance- Emma Lord

Title: When You Get the Chance

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Emma Lord

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Genre: YA Romance

Page Count: 320 Pages

ISBN: 978-1250783349

Author or Book Website: Home — Emma Lord (

Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon – When You Get the Chance: A Novel: Lord, Emma: Books

Link to Goodreads: When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not the “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm, always at maddeningly inconvenient times. Millie needs an ally. And when a left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do. She’s going to find her mom.

There’s Steph, a still-aspiring stage actress and receptionist at a talent agency. There’s Farrah, ethereal dance teacher who clearly doesn’t have the two left feet Millie has. And Beth, the chipper and sweet stage enthusiast with an equally exuberant fifteen-year-old daughter (A possible sister?! This is getting out of hand). But how can you find a new part of your life and expect it to fit into your old one, without leaving any marks? And why is it that when you go looking for the past, it somehow keeps bringing you back to what you’ve had all along?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I was a drama kid in school and this book took me right back to that feeling in just a few pages. Millie wants nothing more than to be a Broadway Star. There is nothing that is going to get in her way, not her drama rival Oliver or a mystery that she wants to solve about her mother’s identity. It sends her on an adventure to discover that very thing and it ends up showing her exactly what she needed to learn.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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