You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown

Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.

But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.

The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?

Title:You Should See Me in a Crown
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338503265
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    You Should See Me in a Crown Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was so fucking cute, I can't stand it. You need to read this small-town F/F romance immediately 🥺...

  • may ?

    gay culture be like [locks eyes with a girl] wow she has pretty eyes....... oh no I think I’m in love—★—- to be honest, I thought this was going to be a 3-star book the entire time I was readi...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    I don't believe in fairy tales and love at first sight and all that, but for just a second, I think this girl and those eyes and the way her freckles dot the entire expanse of her face are cute eno...

  • Melanie

    This is our July 2020 pick for the Dragons and Tea Book Club! 🐉☕➽ Dates & breakdowns:July 13th: chap. 1 – 8July 14th: chap. 9 – 16July 15th: chap. 17 – 24July 16th: chap. 25 – 32July 17...

  • Christy

    4 stars You Should See Me in a Crown was such a delightful and fun read. This is one of those books that as soon as I finished I thought, this would make the cutest high school movie. I would love to ...

  • Larry H

    4.5 starsLeah Johnson's debut novel, You Should See Me in a Crown , is about the fight to be who you are when people are telling you not to be yourself.Liz Lighty has her immediate future planned. ...

  • Jananie (thisstoryaintover)

    this was SO CUTE. a wonderful and sweet sapphic romance about a girl who enters a prom queen contest in her small town to win the prize money that will allow her to go to her dream college. loved our ...

  • Dylan

    This queer boy from indiana can't wait to read about a queer girl from indiana as she falls in love with her competition in a beauty pageant??? i'm??? ...

  • Camryn

    Wow, I'm tearing up. I wish I'd had this when I was fourteen....

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    “And I know then what I've always known: Campbell is never going to make a space for me to fit. I'm going to have to demand it.” representation: ownvoices Black rep, queer rep (f/f romance), an...