April Read Fierce Book Club Pick

March 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM

April Read Fierce Book Club Pick

By Team Fierce Reads
The temperatures are finally beginning to heat up, which means that spring is officially here! Gone are the days of reading inside, breakout your beach towels, favorite read, and head outdoors. We don’t know about you, but nothing says spring reading like a swoon-worthy romance set in a beachside town. Our April Read Fierce book club pick delivers all that and more! Here’s author Lauren Morrill to give you all the reasons why you should follow along as we read Better Than the Best Plan this month:

Though we adore the boy next door romance (Spencer <3), Better Than the Best Plan really touched us all with its heartwarming messages about family in its many forms. Oh, and did we mention it’s Jennifer E. Smith (author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight) approved: "A sparkling summer story about first love, new beginnings, and all the many ways we define family."

You can get to know Ritzy, Spencer, Kristin, and the rest of this amazing cast of characters by joining us in reading Better Than the Best Plan all April long! Make sure to check out our reading schedule below, leading up to our live discussion with Lauren Morrill at the end of the month.

Follow along with us on @FierceReads on social, as well as with author @LaurenEMorrill on Twitter and @laurenmorrill on Instagram.

Mark your calendars with the #ReadFierce April reading dates:

Week One - February 1st  Chapter 1-8 Week Two - February 8th Chapter 9-16 Week Three - February 15th Chapter 17-end Join Team Fierce Reads along with author @laurenmorrill for a live book club discussion on April 29th at 7pm EST Lauren Morrill's Better Than the Best Plan is a fresh, funny, romantic YA novel about a teenage girl who finds an unexpected silver lining in her life when plans get turned upside down. Plans are made to be broken. It’s the last day of junior year, and seventeen-year-old Ritzy—short for Maritza—is pretty sure she has a great plan. Summer job—check. Hang with friends at the beach—check. Keep looking after herself as she’s been doing since her mom bailed to follow her bliss—check. Or no check? After someone reports that Ritzy is living alone, a social worker shows up and puts her into foster care. That’s surprise enough. Even more surprising? Ritzy has been in foster care before, as an infant, and the woman who cared for her then takes her in again. But maybe the greatest surprise of all for Ritzy is that living with her foster mother, Kristin, in Kristin’s gorgeous house, isn’t all that bad. And neither is the cute, friendly boy next door. If Ritzy’s mom hadn’t gotten her back all those years ago, this is the life she could have had. But is it the life she should have had? When Ritzy’s old life catches up with her new one, she has some decisions to make. Can she plan for the worst, but still hope for the best? If you love this book as much as us be sure to check out Lauren's newest book It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story available wherever books are sold.