Sick Kids in Love By Hannah Moskowitz [Review]

Sick Kids in LoveRELEASE DATE: November 05th 2019
Hannah Moskowitz
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s easier—
It’s safer—
It’s better—
—for the other person.

She’s got issues. She’s got secrets. She’s got rheumatoid arthritis.

But then she meets another sick kid.
He’s got a chronic illness Isabel’s never heard of, something she can’t even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who’s a doctor.
He’s gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.

Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It’s complicated—
It’s dangerous—
It’s never felt better—
—to consider breaking that rule for him.



MY REV (Copy)

This book was very unique with refreshing characters. I have a weakness for characters who are flawed but so real. I didn’t expect to have fun reading this book and I’m glad that it wasn’t another Fault In Our Stars. The romance was sweet and the characters were well written. It’s a heartwarming story about two Jewish teenagers who’re suffering from chronic illness. And don’t worry it’s not a tragic love story and no one will die at the end.

Isabel was a pretty likable character. She’s suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and walking from one block to another is a great challenge for her. She can’t live a normal teenage life like her friends, but still strives to pursue her dreams. She writes a column for her school paper. Her father is a Doctor and he thinks nothing is wrong with his daughter. Sasha was fun, sarcastic, and cute guy with a great sense of humor. He’s suffering from Gaucher’s disease which I never heard before but the symptoms are horrifying and painful. It is a hereditary disease in which the metabolism and storage of fats is abnormal. It results in bone fragility, neurological disturbance, anaemia, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. The romance between Isabel and Sasha was sweet and adorable. Both of the characters meet in the hospital and they instantly connect with each other. Because of their illness, they understand each other better than anyone. Their relationship grows from friendship to love. Coming to the secondary characters, I didn’t liked Isabel’s friends. I’ve mixed feelings about Isabel’s father but really loved Sasha’s family members.

The plot was refreshing, emotional, and fun. It’s a perfect YA contemporary read that focused on family, friendship and love. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The pace was good. I liked the Diverse aspect. Both of the main characters are Jewish and one of them is Bi. There’s also a Lesbian couple in the book. The chronic illness representation was perfect. The book was told from Isabel’s POV and I really loved the author’s writing style. I also enjoyed the New York City setting.

Overall, this was a good read! I’m glad I gave it a shot! The characters were definitely the best aspect of this book. I hope everyone gives it a shot!

Recommend it?

I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for a good diverse YA contemporary read with flawed characters.


[4/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
Please feel free to comment below!

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14 thoughts on “Sick Kids in Love By Hannah Moskowitz [Review]

  1. stephaniesbookreviews May 13, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t have thought this would be a “fun” read. I might have to give it a try now. It sounds pretty cute. Great review!


  2. anovelglimpse May 14, 2020 / 1:11 am

    This does sound good. I wouldn’t have expected it to be so fun. I’m glad it didn’t give TFIOS vibes. Great review!


  3. Aila @ One Way Or An Author May 14, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Omg yes, I needed this review. I was drawn by this cover but wasn’t quite sure what the vibe would be because of the way YA books can treat characters with illnesses. But this one sounds so light and sweet and wholesome! Thanks so much!


  4. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader May 15, 2020 / 12:48 am

    Confession Raven: I didn’t like The fault in Our Stars LOL


  5. Sam@WLABB May 15, 2020 / 12:55 am

    I am so in love with this book. One of the things I liked most, was that Moskowitz shined a light on those invisible illness people can have, and heck, that romance was fantastic. I loved those two!


  6. Marie May 19, 2020 / 2:17 pm

    Fantastic review, Raven! I’m so happy you ended up enjoying this book so much. I think it’d be the kind of contemporary I’d love, I’m so excited to read it! 🙂


  7. The Candid Cover May 20, 2020 / 6:25 pm

    Your review has me intrigued to give this one a try and add it to my TBR now! I wrote this one off because it really sounded like another TFIOS. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much. 🙂


  8. Jen May 22, 2020 / 12:21 am

    I’m so happy it’s not a Fault In Our Stars type of book, which I refuse to read. I went and added this book to my TBR, it sounds exactly like something I would enjoy!


  9. Melanie (TBR and Beyond) June 4, 2020 / 7:45 pm

    Great review. I was a little worried that this one would fall way into the “sick lit” category and just exploit the illnesses. I’m glad it sounds like it didn’t. I might have to check this one out!


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