January 11, 2021
Genre/Categories: YA Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Family Life
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Abby and her childhood friend, Leo (secret crush), sign up for a DNA service. For Abby, it’s a lark, but Leo is adopted and is curious about finding some bio relatives. A big surprise: Leo receives no matches but Abby finds out she has a full bio sister living within a couple of miles of her. Abby stalks the bio sister on Instagram,, and they make contact. They agree to meet at a summer camp and compare notes to try and figure out the secret that both sets of parents are keeping. Leo is also a cook at the camp, so this keeps life interesting for Abby in the romance department. Life becomes complicated as camp life, romance, secrets, siblings, friendships, and parents collide.
How many of you have done DNA?
What would you do if you found out you had a full sibling?
Snappy Writing: If you’ve read Tweet Cute, you know that Emma Lord can write an engaging and page-turning story targeted for the YA (young adult) audience. Maybe because I read Tweet Cute first, I loved it a bit more, but You Have a Match and Tweet Cute are both enjoyable and well-written stories.
Engaging Plot: I think a secret crush on your childhood friend, DNA results, summer camp, teenage friendships, and a secret sister who is also an Instagram influencer are elements that work together to create an intriguing story that will capture the interest of a YA (and even adult) reader.
Tone and Themes: I like that this lighthearted story with relatable and likable characters reminds me of Parent Trap and is on the innocent end of the YA spectrum. I enjoyed the themes of found family, adoption, friendship, social media, positive family relationships, and first love.
For Fans Of: light fiction with poignant family themes, sweet and innocent romance, and Emma Lord (Tweet Cute reviewed here). Parents, if you’re looking for a recommendation for your teen girl, I can highly recommend You Have a Match and Tweet Cute!
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Meet the Author, 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, lots of love, and a copious amount of grilled cheese.
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