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You Have a Match: A Novel
You Have a Match: A Novel
You Have a Match: A Novel
Audiobook8 hours

You Have a Match: A Novel

Written by Emma Lord

Narrated by Eva Kaminsky

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook


A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she'll never forget.

From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord's You Have a Match, a hilarious and heartfelt novel of romance, sisterhood, and friendship...

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie…although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front.

But she didn’t know she’s a younger sister.

When the DNA service reveals Abby has a secret sister, shimmery-haired Instagram star Savannah Tully, it’s hard to believe they’re from the same planet, never mind the same parents — especially considering Savannah, queen of green smoothies, is only a year and a half older than Abby herself.

The logical course of action? Meet up at summer camp (obviously) and figure out why Abby’s parents gave Savvy up for adoption. But there are complications: Savvy is a rigid rule-follower and total narc. Leo is the camp’s co-chef, putting Abby's growing feelings for him on blast. And her parents have a secret that threatens to unravel everything.

But part of life is showing up, leaning in, and learning to fit all your awkward pieces together. Because sometimes, the hardest things can also be the best ones.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

“A YA contemporary set at summer camp? Count us in.” —BuzzFeed

“Heartfelt and engaging, You Have a Match is a masterclass on love in all its forms.” —Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Paper

“A bright summer tale of connection and self-discovery.” —Booklist

Editor's Note

Touching contemporary YA…

Going to summer camp with the sister you never knew you had until a recent DNA test and the best friend you have a crush on is bound to lead to many hijinks. That’s the premise of Emma Lord’s sophomore novel, where she delivers yet another touching contemporary YA story following her breakout hit, “Tweet Cute.”

Release dateJan 12, 2021
You Have a Match: A Novel

Emma Lord

Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn't writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, a whole lot of love, and copious amounts of grilled cheese. Emma Lord is the author of Tweet Cute, You Have a Match and When You Get the Chance.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
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    “If you learn to capture a feeling, it'll always be louder than words.”

    Abby and her friends Connie decide to take a DNA test to support Leo, who’s adopted. Abby never expects to find results, let alone a full sister called Savvy. Leo has always spent his time at summer camp, so when Abby decides to go he doesn’t realise it’s to get to know Savvy for the summer.

    The plot itself is easy to follow, the supporting characters very one dimensional apart from the introduced Fin. The themes of family, summer camp, ancestry, influencers and love triangles were so pushed into the book there was too much lacking from all.

    It’s the Parent Trap meets Instagram influencers. The relationships seem spread too thinly and too resolved. The location of camp, apart from a mention here and there is barely used. It was a super easy audiobook listen, and I really enjoyed Evas voice. Would I read it as a book? Probably not but if you’re after something that’s feel cute, all resolved and easy- this is it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Really loved the book so much and thank you so much for taking your time to write this book for everyone to enjoy reading
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This book was such an enjoyable read, I loved it!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    My heart is literally smiling.i started to see imaginary heart emojis around my head and I keep giggling like mischievous teenagers or wrost kind of annoying romance heros .this noval is amazing.i loved this and the parent trap with non identical twins theme story line .two sisters accidentally find each other via DNA survive and decide to dig more to learn what their parents are hiding from them by participating a summer camp together
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Many passionate readers have heard of Reese Witherspoon's Book Club and have likely picked up a title or two that she has recommended. But did you know that she also does YA picks? Emma Lord's new novel You Have a Match was Reese's Winter '21 YA Book Club pick, but this soul-searching novel set against the backdrop of a summer camp is best read during the warmer months. I decided to read this novel because I previously read and loved Emma Lord's debut, Tweet Cute. While Lord's sophomore novel doesn't quite soar to the hilarious heights that Tweet Cute did, it is still a solid read.

    Abby never expected to "get a match" when she signed up for an ancestry DNA test (think 23andMe). She mainly wanted to prove to her best friend Connie that she is the one with more Irish blood. But there it is sitting in her results - she has a full-blooded sister named Savvy that she had no idea even existed. From there, You Have a Match becomes a story about sisters reuniting, fighting (as sisters do), and attempting to bring their long-lost families together again. Bonding (or sometimes not!) while at summer camp and devising ways to make their parents meet-up, Abby and Savvy's antics are reminiscent of an updated Parent Trap with a twist.

    More introspective and character-focused than exciting and plot-driven, You Have a Match is an excellent read for young adults who are on a journey to discover themselves and understand their families better. However, a large percentage of this novel is encompassed by the characters having conversations, albeit important ones, about what they feel, what has happened in the past, and where they want things to go in the future. While this dialogue will be relatable to anyone going through a similar situation, it makes for some very long and tedious reading passages. I would have preferred if Lord SHOWED us how Abby, Savvy, and their families learn about each other and grow, rather than spelling it all out for readers through conversation.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Easy read. Interesting story. Bit of an ethical quandary. Uncovered by young people getting genetic tests and learning buried secrets. This one has a happy ending...