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On Sale: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9781250219275304 Pages, Ages 12-18
From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender and funny novel about first love and its confusions, and all of the awkwardness of teen romance.
When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day—in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.
It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.
THERE IS NO ONE TO BLAME HERE
It’s Christmas Day, we’ve just finished playing our annual post-lunch game of Scrabble (bonus points if you play a word with a Christmas theme), and Dad says we need to talk....
Praise for It Sounded Better in My Head
Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring by PopSugar!
“I am all-caps OBSESSED with this achingly insightful, utterly charming, beautiful heart-punch of a book. Instant favorite.” —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
“I love, love, loved it.” —Melina Marchetta, author of Jellicoe Road
“Nina Kenwood has created nuanced and authentic characters, each caught up in their trajectory toward adulthood...a gorgeous and funny coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the awkward, liminal nature of adolescence.” —Books + Publishing, starred review
“A deeply tender coming-of-age story about first love, friendship, and all of the horrifying awkwardness of navigating young adulthood. Thrumming with wonderfully nuanced and vividly depicted emotion, this book will make your heart soar, while also making you laugh.” —Booktopia
“An adorably awkward and real romance. It was love at first chapter for me.” —Emily Gale, author of The Other Side of Summer
“I loved this delightful, funny, big-hearted book. Natalie’s wry internal voice really spoke to the awkward-teen me.” —Melissa Keil, author of The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
“This book is delicious—beautiful, funny, real, and supremely honest. I devoured it.” —Claire Christian, author of Beautiful Mess-