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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250830098
  • ISBN: 1250830095
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Wednesday Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
Sixteen-year-old Ellie's summer plans to shed her wallflower persona are upended when she is forced to go on a road trip to the Magical Retailers' Convention with her former best friend Jack, but what starts out as a punishment turns into an opportunity to find forgiveness and possibly love.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18. Wednesday Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    Determined not to waste the summer before senior year, Ellie Kobata challenges herself to complete a series of "Anti-wallflower" challenges, from "Win a contest" to "The perfect first kiss." She and Jack Yasuda were best friends until middle school, when he ditched her with no explanation. Her initial hurt hardened into anger, a defense that begins to crumble when their parents send them together on a road trip to a magic convention. Like Jack, Ellie was born into a family of sorcerers in Palo Alto. But after inadvertently revealing the magical realm to Lia, who wasn't "magic aware," Ellie is thrown together with Jack just when she's in trouble with her parents and Lia won't return her calls. As the story's narrator, Ellie comes across as vulnerable and articulate. The road trip gives shape to the story, bringing new challenges and opportunities for change. Though Ellie and Jack's romantic destiny is never in doubt, the imaginative details of a magical reality superimposed on the modern American landscape gives this love story a quirky appeal. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Julie Abe is the author of the EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH series and ALLIANA, GIRL OF DRAGONS middle grade fantasy books; and the YA novel THE CHARMED LIST. She has lived in Silicon Valley, spent many humid summers in Japan, and currently basks in the sunshine of Southern California with never enough books or tea, where she creates stories about magical adventures.

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Road fiction.
Love stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Road fiction.

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