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Barnesville Public Library Y WIB (Text) 33500013056148 New Checked out 02/26/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780451481092
  • ISBN: 0451481097
  • Physical Description: 359, 12 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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Cameron Bright's reputation can be summed up in one word: b*tch. It's no surprise she's queen bee at her private L.A. high school--she's beautiful, talented, and notorious for her brutal honesty. But when she slips up in front of her crush, Andrew, any affection he may have had for her quickly fades. To win him over, Cameron resolves to tame herself, much like Shakespeare's infamous shrew, Katherine. If she makes amends with everyone she's ever wronged, Andrew will have to take notice. Thus, Cameron begins her apology tour with Brendan, the guy whose social life she single-handedly destroyed. At first, Brendan isn't so quick to forgive, but slowly he warms to her when they connect over a computer game he's developing. To Cameron's amazement, she actually enjoys hanging out with Brendan; he appreciates her honesty in a way Andrew never did, and she's left wondering: maybe you shouldn't have to compromise who you are for the kind of love you deserve.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    Cameron Bright prides herself on her honesty—though what she calls honesty, her classmates call being a straight-up bitch. Alongside her film- and YouTube-star best friends, she's one of the hot, popular girls at her L.A. high school, and she tells it like it is to the people around her, even if that means doling out some hard truths. But when her crush, Andrew, is less than impressed by her particular style of tough love, Cameron begins to doubt. She's studying The Taming of the Shrew in class, and, unlike Shakespeare's Katherine, she doesn't need a guy to fix her. She can tame herself. First up, she plans to apologize to the people she's hurt—especially those like Brandon, a guy who became a social recluse after a cruel nickname Cameron gave him stuck. But as she gets to know Brandon, Cameron's surprised to discover that his strong personality meshes with hers. The Shakespeare-in-high-school story line is always popular, and Cameron's quest for redemption is given depth by her complicated family. A frothy drama with plenty of layers. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

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Raised by a school librarian, Austin's always had a passion for books, especially books for young people. He met and fell in love with Emily in high school and went to Harvard University as an undergraduate. He studied English (focusing on Shakespeare) and graduated magna cum laude in 2014. Recently, Austin worked as a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter. He is currently a UCLA law student; however there's nothing he loves like writing with Emily. Emily, whose parents are screenwriters, has loved writing and story-telling since an age she hardly remembers. Since meeting Austin (she says it was middle school--accounts vary), Emily attended Princeton University as an undergraduate, studied psychology, and graduated magna cum laude in 2014. While at Princeton, she wrote the first novel in her self-published YA fantasy trilogy, The Last Oracle, which was featured in USA Today and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Subject: High school students > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Self-evaluation > Juvenile fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Juvenile fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Romance fiction.

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