Review: How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

Title: How to Say I Love You Out Loud

Author: Karole Cozzo


Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]

Heat Rating: Cool

Page Count and Format: 240 pages, Paperback

Published: August 4th 2015 by Swoon Reads

Source: Purchased


My Rating: PicsArt_1444558321867

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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 despite her best intentions, 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?


I read this back in January and absolutely fell in love with the story! It was so unique an refreshing. This book definitely makes it to my favourite list this year!

Jordyn loves her little brother who’s autistic but she’s not too thrilled when he joins the same school as hers. She even pushed away Alex, her crush because she didn’t want to share this secret. But life has other plans, because after a while the news spreads like wildfire that she is Phillip’s elder sister. At first she wants to run away and hide but then slowly she understands the true meaning of life, friendship and family.

How to Say I Love You Out Loud is such a heartfelt read! I loved every bit of this book, it was so, so good! Jordyn wants to start afresh in her new school, so nobody exactly knows about her little brother who is autistic. But that’s what exactly happens when her brother class starts in her school. She tries to hide it but people find out soon enough. I loved Jordyn’s character growth throughout the book! She wasn’t exactly a mean girl or anything like that, she was just embarrassed to tell anyone about her brother but she slowly learned that there’s nothing to be embarrassed about, Phillip is her brother and she learned to embrace him as he was. 

It’s suffice to say I loved each and everything in this book. Jordyn was a great character, although many people blame her to be insensitive but I disagree, she was a girl who needed a push to understand some things about life and Alex was the perfect guy who made her understand it. It was difficult not to fall head over heels for Alex because he was swoon worthy! This book does not rely heavily on romance but I loved every bit of Alex and Jordyn! They were simply perfect for each other!

I loved her speech which she gave at the competition where she finally spoke about her feelings out loud. I loved it sooo much! It was so true and touching! And that’s where I feel a little more in love with her character! I also loved the family aspect of this book which made this book even better. And the factor of autism was dealt sensitively and realistically.

Overall, How to Say I Love You Out Loud was a fantastic read! The plot was interesting and I felt thoroughly involved with the characters from the very beginning. The romance between Alex and Jordyn was totally cute! And I loved Phillip! The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book!

Recommend it?

Absolutely freaking YES!

Have you guys read How to Say I Love You Out Loud? If yes, then what did you think about it? And it you haven’t yet, do you want to? What do you think about this book in general? Share your thoughts with me!