The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

The Resolutions

New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Ye...

Details The Resolutions

TitleThe Resolutions
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Lgbt

Reviews The Resolutions

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    1.5 Stars "Give yourself room to breathe. To make mistakes. Eventually you will see that you were always there, you just couldn't recognize yourself yet." What’s kind of ridiculous is that I don’t remember finishing this book, but my notes tell me otherwise so I guess I did? My draw to The Resoultions story was no surprise, the strong friendship at its heart, and that was probably the only thing I liked. I liked how they made resolutions f...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5*This was cute. I think that people who are a little more ride-or-die contemporary fans will probably appreciate it even more than I did, so keep that in mind. Still, I liked that it explored the different lives of these four friends as they navigated the highs and lows of high school, family, romance, and of course, their relationship...
  • Alexa
    I was so intrigued by the premise — four best friends who pick new year’s resolutions for each other and what happens over the course of a year afterward. Happy to say it lived up to my high hopes! This one is a story about relationships — with your family, friends and yourself. About how to face heartbreak and fear and pressure. About finding your way. About growing up and growing together. I thought it was pretty great!
  • Zoraida
    Fun, thoughtful examination on self discovery.
  • Adriana Martinez Figueroa
    I’ll write a review later this week but bless u Miaedited review:Rating: 5/5 StarsReview:Sometimes you're on the verge of greatness and need a little push from someone you care about to see how amazing you really are. That's the basic premise that Mia García brings with The Resolutions. Four friends challenge each other on New Year's Eve by writing resolutions for each other. These goals are written to see each other thrive, especially as Sen...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I don't even know where to begin with this book, because I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!I was looking for a story of friendship, and this book gave me that ten-fold, PLUS a look at some really beautiful and meaningful personal journeys.Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee had been friends for different lengths of time, but there was no doubt that each one held a solid place in their group. They had gathered once again for the annual New Year's Eve celebration, and ins...
  • Rachel
    Real rating: 3.5 stars. I liked it!!
  • Lana Pattinson
    *I read an advance copy*⭐4 amazing POVs⭐Pink hair⭐Massive shipping between (redacted)⭐Need Puerto Rican postres STAT⭐I want to give all these kids a big hug 11/10 would recommend! *I read an advance copy*⭐️4 amazing POVs⭐️Pink hair⭐️Massive shipping between (redacted)⭐️Need Puerto Rican postres STAT⭐️I want to give all these kids a big hug 11/10 would recommend!
  • Kathryn
    PlotThis book was so good that I was inspired to do what the characters did. Jess feels like her groups of friends are drifting apart with their busy lives. So, to bring the group back together and to have some fun she declares that their resolutions for the year will be done differently. Instead of everyone saying what they want to complete for the year the group will get together and give them two resolutions. Each person had a resolution that ...
  • Francesca Flores
    Omg!! I loved this book! These characters and their stories were so realistic and heartfelt, I couldn't help but fall in love with them!My sweet bebé Ryan who deserves all the happiness in the world!!!!Nora, who I am so proud of for picking her own path in life! Lee, who had such a beautiful growth arc I could cry about it and, well, I did. And JESS!! Oml I just wanted to wrap her in a blanket and give her hot chocolate for the entire novel. Her...
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  • Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
    4.5 stars. I have a lot to say about this book but I don't know how to put it in words. Just know... that this is officially a big fave.
  • Maraia
    I love friendship books so much, especially when they're also diverse! 4.5 stars
  • Aida Salazar
    I fell for all of the characters in this book! I saw myself, my friends and the evergreen drama that makes up teenage years in beautiful display. Don't sleep on this wonderful story!
  • McKinlay Dennis
    Maybe 4.5 but i'm rounding down cause i'm mad. May round up when i'm less mad. RTC.
  • Natasha Diaz
    Such a great read. The way García navigates four POV's with ease is nothing short of incredible. A must read contemporary!
  • Belly (Aspiringliterati)
    Review originally published here : https://aspiringliteratiblog.wordpres...The Resolutions is about a group of 4 Latinx high school friends who are trying to navigate life and its problems while remaining as close as ever. To do that, Jess, the planner and touchstone of the group, decides they will all write New Year’s resolutions for each other that will improve their lives and thus begins our story.The book is told through the povs of all 4 f...
  • Kimberley
    Lee, Nora, Jess, and Ryan are at a crossroads. As their junior year of high school ends, Jess is worried they won't remain as close as they've always been if they don't do something that keeps them intimately bound to each other. As a solution, she decides it'll be fun if they make each others New Year's Resolutions. The decision to do so turns out to have consequences greater than any of them expected. I really liked this one. Mia Garcia wrote e...
  • Kyle
    Alright, let's talk about this book.I don't know that I liked it, necessarily - I mean, it was fine - but I can't deny that it was well written. Mia Garcia is a good writer.I just don't know if this is the right genre for her.My issue is not with the fact that it's all about people living out their new years resolutions, but the fact that the high school students sound like they're pretentious college students. Seriously, they're all deep thinker...
  • Jessie
    This is such a good friendship book.I cried on the subway over Jess's plot and character arc. (view spoiler)[She's doing too much, is stressed, can't sleep, feels like she's barely making any progress at all, worries about being a disappointment, and is having panic attacks... and she isn't talking to anyone about it. JESS
  • Danielle
    (We received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.)This new year, Jess has a new plan to keep her four best friends together. The four of them will make New Year’s resolutions for each other. She, Nora, Ryan and Lee all have each other’s best interest at heart and give resolutions to help them embrace life or get over old relationships. But, those good intentions don’t always go as they planne...
  • Ray
    I thought this would be an appropriate read for Jan 1 and I had high hopes for this book - a diverse/own voices contemporary YA about a group of friends doing dumb fun (and harmless!) stuff, a New Year's-flavored Latinx Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants if you will, which is right up my alley....while not bad per se, I was still rather disappointed. Instead of staying together as a group or being totally separate (ala Sisterhood), the characters ...
  • Emily
    I personally could not get into this book. I found none of the characters interesting and just found it for the most part really dry. I might try to give this book another chance someday but it just was not my kind of book. I do not think I will be reviewing it that much in depth on my blog because I did not connect with it enough.The Good:-The concept was really good about four friends trying to make new year's resolutions to change themselves.T...
  • Ann
    I enjoyed the book, but it did not wow me. Having four different plot lines meant that sometimes it felt as if not enough weight were being given to one strand, or too much to another. There were a handful of things that didn't seem likely (that Lee and David could date for so long without anyone having an inkling, even if they were all consumed with their own problems.) I'm not sure I fully believed the friendship links. They all kept saying the...
  • Erin Quinn
    Sometimes your friends know you better than you know yourself. This sweet little concept, where four best friends choose each other’s New Years resolutions becomes something more than that in Mia Garcia’s capable hands. The best part of this book is hands down the characters. Each of the four main characters is unique and never cliched, and even secondary characters are nuanced and complex. This is also an important contribution to Own Voices...
  • Chynna
    My life is so much more que esta mierda. I love a multilingual book. A sweet story that I read in over my four day thanksgiving break, and as a mixed Mexican myself loved the latinx themes explored as well as the LGBT characters. It started a little slow but the friendships felt real and so did the characters. Found myself often frustrated with the characters and screaming at them to stop making their lives so miserable, probably because I've bee...
  • Irisheyz77
    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this one up but I adored it! Told from multiple POV from 4 best friends who make resolutions for each other. The story takes place over the course of a year and each friend is at a #crossroads and facing some difficult situations. My heart aches for Ryan as he dealt with a first breakup and trying to refund himself after giving his all to his relationship. Jess and Nora each made my heart ache in diffe...
  • Allysa
    Picked up this book based on how much I loved Even If the Sky Falls. The alternating chapters were an interesting way to give insight to all the details of the character. The storylines of each character was interesting: overcoming heartbreak, accepting your dreams, coming to terms with loss and coming to terms with expectations. Even with all the high points, including the lovely writing, I felt very unconnected to the characters. I’ll continu...