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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
You Look Something: An Indigenous Coming-Of-Age Novel by Jessica Mehta is the story of a young woman who tries to rise above everything and prove her worth. Julia was looking forward to moving to Portland for higher education. She was eager to start a new life and take advantage of college life. There was a time when she was nothing, but now she looked forward to changing her circumstances. Joining a sorority and becoming part of college life seemed like the best course of action; however, her lifestyle increased her student loans, she gained weight and everything changed. That started her journey to reinvent herself and find herself after that mess. Was there any chance for her future? Could she ever grow out of her old skin and get a new one that reflects her true self?
You Look Something was a delight to read. Julia was a complex character, she had layers that she discovered along with readers and explored herself as the story progressed. I got lost in the narrative as Julia got lost in the glitz and glamour of sorority life. She was one of those characters that demanded the attention of the reader and made the reading experience better. Jessica Mehta allowed Julia to figure her way out and get things back into a rhythm that worked for her. Julia's progress was tremendous, but it was not magical. She took the time to realize where she was and where she needed to be. Reading You Look Something was a satisfying experience.