Review: When You Get a Chance


Title: When You Get The Chance

Author: Emma Lord

Release Date: 1/4/22

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not the “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm, always at maddeningly inconvenient times. Millie needs an ally. And when a left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do. She’s going to find her mom.


There’s Steph, a still-aspiring stage actress and receptionist at a talent agency. There’s Farrah, ethereal dance teacher who clearly doesn’t have the two left feet Millie has. And Beth, the chipper and sweet stage enthusiast with an equally exuberant fifteen-year-old daughter (A possible sister?! This is getting out of hand). But how can you find a new part of your life and expect it to fit into your old one, without leaving any marks? And why is it that when you go looking for the past, it somehow keeps bringing you back to what you’ve had all along


My Review: This was a super fun quick read. I really enjoyed Millie as a character, which is impressive because she is very extra. I would normally have found that annoying but with Millie it didn't bug me. She was an endearing character that you can't help but root for. Throughout the journey to find her mom Millie really ends up finding out more and more about herself and I really loved going with her on the journey. Overall I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*