Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Published by: Swoon Reads
Where to Find: Goodreads | Book Depository
Summary: Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
I really enjoyed this book. I found the start slightly slow, it took me a while to get into, but once I got into it, I found it super cute and it was pretty much exactly what I wanted at the time.
The main character of this book was really into Doctor Who, and reading and writing fanfiction, which I just thought was awesome because I am a massive Doctor Who fan, and I’ve never read a book with a main character who is a Doctor Who fan. It’s also only one of two books I’ve read with main characters who are fangirls and read/write fanfiction (the other book was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell). I really like reading books with characters like that because I can relate to them more.
I also loved that this book had diverse characters. It had POC characters and LGBTQ characters and I thought that was brilliant.
However, a lot of the dialogue sounded scripted, like they had planned out conversations before having them, and it annoyed me a bit. I was also a bit disappointed that it wasn’t told in a unique way like her other book, A Little Something Different, was, because that was one of the things I liked the most about A Little Something Different.
Overall, I really liked Signs Point to Yes, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys YA contemporary romance books.