- Blurb -
This delightfully disastrous queer YA rom-com is a perfect read for fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon. When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn' t what she had in mind. That was before she met the perfect girl. Willow is gorgeous, glamorous, and. . . heartbroken And when she enlists Nozomi to pose as her new girlfriend to make her ex jealous, Nozomi is a willing volunteer. Because Nozomi has a master plan of her own: one to show Willow she' s better than a stand-in, and turn their fauxmance into something real. But as the lies pile up, it' s not long before Nozomi' s schemes take a turn toward disaster. . . and maybe a chance at love she didn' t plan for.
- Reviews -
"Delightfully romantic and hugely refreshing! I loved every page!" -- Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Dumplin' "Sugiura expertly details an intricate web of relationships with exquisite precision and wonderfully cringey moments to explore the joys, frustrations, and conundrums of love. " -- David Yoon, New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love Praise for This Time Will Be Different: "Sugiura tackles an abundance of topics with finesse, including social and economic injustice, allyship, and feminism, simultaneously breaking down the Asian-American immigration narrative and the myth of the model minority. Essential. " -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A gripping, emotionally charged story that presents a window into a uniquely Japanese American experience. " -- School Library Journal (starred review) "With intelligent dialogue surrounding diversity, representation and responsible social action, This Time Will Be Different is a timely, smart novel that readers of contemporary teen fiction will likely devour. " -- Shelf Awareness "Sugiura deftly weaves historical fact into this coming-of-age narrative, providing an entertaining and informative backdrop that allows CJ to explore her own sense of identity while giving readers a front seat to her process. " -- Publishers Weekly(starred review) "Fresh, vibrant, affecting and powerful. " -- New York Times Book Review Praise for It' s Not Like It' s a Secret: "The graceful complexity of this first-person narrative is an accomplishment in itself. Sana is a fully realized protagonist with faults and unacknowledged privilege alongside her nuanced experience of identity and "model minority" racism. Sugiura thoughtfully explores intersecting issues of race, immigrant-family relationships, queer romance, and, less explicitly, class dynamics without implying the significance of one over the others. Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. " -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "An essential and delightful choice that realistically celebrates a teen' s discovery of trust in herself and in others. " -- School Library Journal "A queer coming-of-age story that also tackles big topics like adultery, racism, and the cultural conflicts of immigrant families. " -- Brightly
- Author Bio -
Misa Sugiura' s ancestors include a poet, a priestess, a samurai, and a stowaway. She grew up in Northfield, Illinois (which is less rural than it sounds), and went to college on the East Coast. She lived in Japan for three years before moving to Silicon Valley and becoming a high school English teacher. She is also the author of It' s Not Like It' s a Secret. Misa lives under a giant oak tree with her husband, two sons, two cats, and a gray-banded king snake.
- Full Details -
|Published: ||23 Jun 2022|
|Published In: ||United States|
|Publisher: ||HarperCollins Publishers Inc|
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