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Famous in a Small Town

Famous in a Small Town

From the acclaimed author of First & Then comes a warm and witty novel about long-hidden truths-and what it really means to come home.

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ISBN 9781250179630
Barcode 9781250179630
Published 29 January 2019 by Henry Holt & Company Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mills, Emma
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781250179630
ISBN-10 1250179637
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
Imprint Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publication Date 29 January 2019
International Publication Date 15 January 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mills, Emma
Category Teenage Romance
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 388g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Teenage girls, Friendship, Marching bands, Small cities
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 956383

Description of this Book

For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her beloved marching band, the pride and joy of Acadia High (even if the football team disagrees); and her four best friends, loving and infuriating, wonderfully weird and all she could ever ask for. Then August moves in next door. A quiet guy with a magnetic smile, August seems determined to keep everyone at arm's length. Sophie in particular. Country stars, revenge plots, and a few fake kisses (along with some excellent real ones) await Sophie in this hilarious, heartfelt story.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Foolish Hearts Mills (This Adventure Ends) thoughtfully explores the nuances of all kinds of relationships, both friendly and romantic. . . . Through these friendship struggles and romances old and new, Mills evokes the high stakes and vast rewards of trust, intimacy, and honesty. --Publishers Weekly, starred review The characters are wonderfully fresh and honest. . . . The course of true love never did run smooth, but in the case of these two lovers, the journey is worth your while. --Kirkus Reviews [Main character] Claudia's. . . voice shines. A fun, thoughtful portrayal of different kinds of vulnerability. --Booklist This Adventure Ends Immensely enjoyable. --Booklist Mills (First & Then) seamlessly creates art imitating life imitating art while bringing freshness to the familiar romantic conventions she invokes. With taut, realistic dialogue, she expertly crafts blossoming friendships and nascent romances. --Publishers Weekly First & Then With sporadic references to Jane Austen's famous characters and wickedly inventive language, Mills closely observes the social milieu of an American high school. . . . A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Emma Mills is the author of First & Then, This Adventure Ends, and Foolish Hearts. She lives in Indianapolis, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in cell biology.

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