Book Review–How to Say I love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

Another YA/Romance novel book, a debut book written by Karole Cozzo. Got this book from Big Bad Wolf book fair a couple of years ago and now can’t wait to share my review with you all.

Tackling real world issues with sensitivity and grace, this is a touching contemporary novel about learning to accept yourself, speak out for others and let people into your heart.

When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends, including charming football stud Alex Colby. But she just can’t shake the memory of kissing Alex last summer, and the desire to do it again.

Can Jordyn find the courage to tell Alex how she really feels―and the truth about her family―before he slips away forever?

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Karole Cozzo’s heartfelt debut novel How to Say I Love You Out Loud will stay with readers long after they have finished reading.

Genre:- YA Fiction, Romance, Special Needs

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads (August 4, 2015)
Karole Cozzo

Karole lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her family. She splits her time between working as a school psychologist at an area high school and writing YA romance. Hobbies include running, crafting, Disney, and nursing coffee, Target, and Sugarfina addictions.

So I just bought this book for fun and then started reading this book. I am not really a fan of YA fiction but this book was OK. The plot was OK, talking about a girl named Jordyn dealing with her brother’s autism and how she thinks that introducing her brother is a social damage to her social life.

So here are the pros and cons of the books.

Let’s start with pros.


  • The book is simple and easy to read, suitable for any teenager as well
  • It’s actually a heartfelt story


  • I didn’t really like the main character much–Jordyn to me is spoilt and insensitive to her brother’s autism and was also quiet selfish too.
  • The plot of the story was OK.

Overall, I would rate this book as four stars!

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