First & Then
Author: Emma Mills
Recommended in John Green's Book Giving Guide for the Holidays 2015
Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them - first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.
Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights in this novel, a contemporary YA romance about love—for the unexpected boy, for a new brother, and for yourself. First & Then comes from Emma Mills, the YouTube vlogger and co-creator of the popular "life skills" channel, "How to Adult" which currently has over 160,000 subscribers.
In The News
"First & Then is like first love: profound and stirring, surprising and funny, and utterly delightful.” —T. Michael Martin, author of The End Games
“A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Readers looking for an innocent romance with a relatable protagonist will enjoy this Austen-inspired work.” —School Library Journal