April 2021, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 304 pp
From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance.
After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game since their break up, Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, the incredibly beautiful and incredibly mean cheerleading captain, Irene Abraham. Things only get worse when their nosey, do-gooder moms get involved and the girls are forced to carpool together until Irene’s car gets out of the shop.
Their bumpy start only gets bumpier the more time they spend together. But when an opportunity presents itself for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex (and climb her school’s social ladder at the same time), she bribes Irene into playing along. Hijinks, heartbreak, and gay fake-dating scheme for the ages.
BOOKLIST – “A little sweet, a little sharp, this romance will resonate with readers looking for an emotional journey.”
Debuted at #9 on the Indie Bestsellers list.
April 2020, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 304 pp
A story of friendship and first love, featuring a diverse cast of LGBTQ+ characters.
Codi wants to score her first kiss—with a girl—but she may have to expand her social world first. Can she fall in with a new group from school without sacrificing her relationship with her two best friends? Think Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower.