Published by Wattpad Books on September 29, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
It only takes one moment to change your life forever...
After her mother’s deportation last year, all Soledad “Sol” Gutierrez wants is for her life to go back to normal. Everything’s changed―new apartment, new school, new family dynamic―and Sol desperately wants to fit in. When she joins her community college’s history club, it comes with an odd initiation process: break into Westray’s oldest house and steal . . . a fork?
There’s just one problem: while the owners of the house aren’t home, their grandson Ethan is, and when he catches Sol with her hand in the kitchen drawer, she barely escapes with the fork intact. This one chance encounter irrevocably alters her life, and Sol soon learns that sometimes fitting in isn’t as important as being yourself―even if that’s the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.
Historically Inaccurate is a young adult contemporary by Shay Bravo. I enjoyed Historically Inaccurate but I didn’t love it as much as I was initially hoping. I picked it up because I am a big history nerd and I was super excited to see a book featuring a college history club, which we will get into later but it didn’t end up being what I thought it was going to be. Overall, it was a cute read that has a diverse cast of characters, which I enjoyed and a nice romance that was sweet. I liked this one, but it didn’t blow my socks off.
In Historically Inaccurate we meet our main character Sol, who is still reeling from her mother being deported. When Sol gets to college she joins a history club that has some strange initiation tasks for its’ members. Sol is tasked with breaking into this house and stealing a fork, and during that task she meets Ethan, who becomes her love interest in the book. I liked Ethan a lot and I liked Sol well enough. It’s interesting because I really liked who she is as a person, but she rubbed me the wrong way sometimes with how much she seems to chatter about nothing in her thoughts. Her thoughts and thought process were a large part of the story, which I didn’t mind, but they tended to wander off in directions that didn’t seem to have anything to do with the plot, and that was a little confusing for me. I loved how close Sol was with her family, and I was really happy to see that depicted in the story even with her mom being deported, which was obviously tough on Sol and her Dad.
Sol and Ethan were the highlight of the story for me. I thought it would be the history club, but there was very little history to the club. Instead it seemed to just be a mischief making club, which was fun, but unexpected. If you are looking for a book that features a diverse cast with many different minority representations present, hijinks and serious issues interwoven, then I think you will want to check out Historically Inaccurate. This was a decent read for me.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- ARCtober 2020
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020
- Romanceopoly 2020