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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY NPR
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2018 BY AUTOSTRADDLE, Buzzfeed, and BookRiot
Named one of the Best YA Books of 2018 by BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS, Cosmopolitan, POPSUGAR, AND PASTE
A 2019 ALA RAINBOW LIST TITLE
ABOUT THE BOOK
Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn't expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it's a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.
Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She's competing against the girl she's kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She's somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.'s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn't feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby's finally in her own story?
But when Jordi's photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?
Is this just Abby’s summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?
Publisher: Sky Pony, 2018
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This book is the queer, fat girl rom-com of my dreams!
New York Times bestselling author