If We Were A Movie – Kelly Oram


Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella.

NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.

Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.


Well, wasn’t that cute? It was almost a little too “happily ever after” for my taste, but I definitely still enjoyed it.

Most of the characters in this book were a little one-dimensional. Sophie was ridiculous (I wish Nate figured things out on his own… like, why was she drunk just days before she dropped that bomb on him?). Pearl exemplifies the “ominous, omnipotent, and wise Chinese elder” thing, and I don’t like when those stereotypes are perpetuated. The brothers were almost COMICALLY immature. Colin had “gay best friend” down to a tee. Jordan was a bit manicpixiedreamgirl. And you knew what was coming the whole time. But by the end, I was definitely wishing for everything to work out for them!

I think the ending was a bit overkill. They’re so young, and everything happened so fast! I almost would’ve been happier if this story ended in the airport (cheesy, cliché, and perfect).

Related Reading

  • Roomies – Lindy Zart
  • V is for Virgin – Kelly Oram (simply due to the references!)
  • The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  • For the Record – Charlotte Huang

Rating: 3.5/5 


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