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  • ISBN: 9781250219268
  • ISBN: 1250219264
  • Physical Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

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General Note:
Originally published in Australia by Text Publishing Company in 2019.
Summary, etc.:
In the months between high school and university, eighteen-year-old Natalie must deal with her parents breaking up, her best friends getting together, and her own budding romance.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    Natalie likes to keep her head down. This is because she likes things quiet and calm, but mostly because years of painful acne have left their scars (angry ones on her back, and even angrier ones on her sense of self). When her parents announce (on Christmas!) they're getting a divorce just a month before she'll get her college decision letters, she decides to force herself to look up. She just didn't expect to find her best friend's older brother looking back. It Sounded Better in My Head is a wonderfully fresh rom-com. Debut author Kenwood has created a character who's still deeply shaken from puberty and all the changes she underwent, physically and mentally, but any of her self-pity is quickly tempered with her charming wit. The novel perfectly captures the terror of being in-between, caught both in the liminal space between adolescence and adulthood, and in that befuddling period where a friendship might be turning into something more. A perfect pick for fans of Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2014) who are looking for their next quirky romantic heroine. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the book industry for ten years but has been writing, secretly, for much longer. It Sounded Better in My Head is Nina’s first novel.

Subject: Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Body image > Fiction.
Divorce > Fiction.
Security (Psychology) > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Body image > Fiction.
Divorce > Fiction.
Security (Psychology) > Fiction.
Australia > Fiction.

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