Book Review: Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn

“I’m going to fill it up; I’m going to figure it out. What I really want.”

Kate Clayborn, Georgie, All Along

Title: Georgie, All Along
Author: Kate Clayborn
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 340 (Hardcover)
Published: January 24th, 2023

My Rating: ★★★
Read: 3/7/2023 – 3/12/2023


I don’t know how I’m feeling about this one. I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t like it either. 

Georgie finds herself back home and reevaluating her life. Having spent a life of people pleasing, she’s ready to start figuring out her own wants and needs after rediscovering a ‘friendfic’ she wrote as a teenager. An old high school acquaintance, Levi, helps her along on her journey of self-discovery. 

The concept of this book is wonderful. I had really high hopes. Unfortunately, it felt like a strange mishmash of genres. The main plot felt like it wanted to be literary, but it was not written in a literary style. The romance plot felt like it wanted to be a romcom, but it wasn’t comedic. While I liked the Georgie/Levi pairing, I grew bored of them quickly. I also found some of their romance scenes far too graphic for my taste. Disappointing overall, but ultimately comes down to a matter of preference and wrong assumptions of what the book was going to be. 

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The ‘friendfic’ diary. That’s something I might’ve done as a teenager.
  • Some of the family themes covered.

What I didn’t like:

  • Very graphic sex scenes.
  • The strange mix of genres or the writing style.
  • It wasn’t engaging.


This was a buddy read with my friend Skylar. We both were feeling the same way while reading, not really sure what to make of any of it but not quite hating it.

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