Truly, Wildly, Deeply by Jenny McLachlan

36178510Annie is starting college. She can’t wait. No more school, no more uniform, and no one telling her what to do. It’s the start of a new adventure and Annie’s not going to let anyone or anything get in the way of that. Freedom matters to Annie. She has cerebral palsy and she’s had to fight hard to get the world to see her for who she truly is. 

Then she meets Fab. He’s six foot two, Polish and a passionate believer in…well, just about everything, but most of all Annie and good old fashioned romance. The moment Fab sees Annie, he’s wildly drawn to her and declares she must be his girl. Annie’s horrified. She doesn’t want to be anyone’s anything, especially if it means losing her independence.

But then Annie finds herself falling for Fab. As things go deeply wrong, Annie realises that love can make you do wild, crazy things, and so she sets out to win his heart with a romantic gesture of truly epic proportions!


Annie’s started a new school without the aid she’s had all her life. She’s independent, smart, and so hilarious. The heart and soul I want in my life, seriously gimme an Annie I’ll make her all the hot chocolates.

Annie has a barrier around herself created from dealing with ableist people all her life, while she’s as hard as nails and ready to shut people down when they speak nonsense, her guards strong but if anyone’s going to sneak past it it’s Fab. The charismatic Polish boy who could charm Umbridge if given half a chance.

I won’t get to much into the plot, it’s a contemporary read so the synopsis is all you need to know. What I will say is the characters and the side characters are well written, hilarious, and unique, I didn’t even forget who was who and I loved them all.

Superhero parties, pastries, Polish weddings, and an adventure this book is truly amazing and I’m so glad I read it when I did.

4.5/5 Stars

Thank you netgalley for the early review copy!

^The above review were my initial thoughts but I’d just like to point out it has been four months since I read this and I still have the story in my mind perfectly. With a lot of contemporaries I tend to just forget about them completely by the next week. Some while really enjoyable just aren’t memorable for me but Truly, Wildly, Deeply has stuck with me.

If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh and love everyone to bits this is the one for you.

Have you read this yet? I feel like it isn’t getting the hype it deserves but it was only released last month.

Highly recommend for fans of Sara Bernard (a quiet kind of thunder and Jen Wilde (Queens of Geek). 

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