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This Song Is (Not) For You – Book Review

This Song Is (Not) For You - Book Review


Ramona and Sam are best friends. She fell for him the moment they met, but their friendship is just too important for her to mess up. Sam loves Ramona, but he would never expect her to feel the same way-she’s too quirky and cool for someone like him. Together, they have a band, and put all of their feelings for each other into music.

Then Ramona and Sam meet Tom. He’s their band’s missing piece, and before Ramona knows it, she’s falling for him. But she hasn’t fallen out of love with Sam either. How can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band?


I read through this book very quickly. The story was so darn cute, and mostly relatable, if not necessarily in the most direct sense.

Sam and Ramona are best friends. They are in a band together. They are even auditioning to go to the same music college. They just make sense together. The thing is, Ramona has a crush on Sam. Little does she know, Sam has a crush on her too. But they are both too afraid to ruin their friendship to say something to one another.

Then they meet Tom, who is the perfect addition to their band. He complements their sound perfectly. Ramona soon develops a crush on Tom too.

This book does not have your typical love triangle. It is unconventional and different, and like nothing I have ever read before, which is saying something because I have read many a book with a love triangle. While this book was way different than any of those, it was still intriguing, even though Ramona’s choice is something I could never make myself.

These characters struggle with what to do after graduating high school which makes them feel so very real. I remember being in high school and constantly wondering what would come my way after graduation. For some it is an easy decision, but for others the choice of what to do isn’t always so simple and straightforward. And this book got that absolutely perfect.

I give this book 4/5 stars. You can order it by clicking the book’s cover image above.

I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

By Bailey Riddle

Bailey Riddle is a 22-year-old college student studying Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University. She loves all things fandom, and can often be found with her nose in a book. When she isn’t busy with school and being a professional fangirl, she likes to cook food, read, and work on catching up on many hours of sleep.

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