Author: Jennette McCurdy
Cheers Factor: 5/5 *caveat it’s not a happy cheers and more of a drink your feelings kind of vibe
Pairing: Have the Champagne
This is a limoncello mimosa and frankly is not for the faint of heart. It will hit you like a truck, but it’s perfect for a Summer spritz kind of vibe.
-Around 6oz sparkling wine
-A few hours before drinking make sure you chill both the limoncello and the sparkling wine, this drink is not tasty warm and ice dilutes the taste
-Into a chilled champagne flute add in limoncello then top with sparkling wine of your choice
I am way behind actually reading this book and I will be the first to admit that. Before it’s official publication I was so excited to read it as I’d seen a lot of the press McCurdy was doing ramping up to her release date and it seemed like she had written a fantastic book. Thankfully that was true regardless of when I read it, but oh boy was it so much more than I thought it would be.
I had grown up watching ICarly so I was familiar with McCurdy from that and after the show ended she had all but fallen off the face of the Earth which was puzzling given ICarly’s success and this book details a little bit of that and so much more. I think the most powerful part of this book, similar to They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, is the title is not a lie. I do truly believe McCurdy is glad that her mom died. Not in a malicious way, but after listening to this title and Jennette herself detailing the abuses of her mother, I can’t entirely say that I disagree.
I think the most poignant moment was when her mother told her that a way to stay skinny was caloric restriction. It was quite hard to read a parent teaching their child how to have an eating disorder and it’s something that this author still struggles with and hearing the way that her eating disorder was so micromanaged by her mother makes me nauseous.
Each book here at Cheers&Chapters is rated based off of certain categories that are genre specific, however every book will get a Cheers Factor. The Cheers Factor is how much we wanted to raise our glass while reading it. So get your glasses ready and cheers!