About the Book
A mashup of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink, the book stars a senior who is forced to relive the first day at her new school in an endless loop. Andie is convinced she needs true love's kiss to break the curse, but instead discovers how a high school filled with cliques and misfits can find common ground despite everyone's differences. Publication is set for January 2019.
About the Author
Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.
She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.
She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.
Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers and also refering to herself in the third person.
In her novel, Pretty in Puxsutawneye, author Laurie Boyle Crompton has created a story that teens will enjoy. An excellent mash-up combination of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink, this story, although a little bit crude in the beginning, is overall an engaging and captivating that teens will enjoy. Although the films the story is based on are a bit older and some teens may not recognized them unless introduced to them by their parents, this story is one that will definitely leave readers laughing throughout the entire book. Readers that enjoy a light and hearty teen romance will like this story.
Genre: young adult, romance
Publication date: January 15, 2019
Number of pages: 304
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via JustRead Publicity Tours. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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