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Publisher Comments:

Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she's not popular, not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet good girl who's always done what she's supposed to—only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn't know how.

Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe's: star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, and on the fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for being a "term-paper pimp." Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn't know how.

One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren's family's Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are—and falling in love.

Review:

"First-time novelist Constantine puts some creative twists on the 'opposites attract' theme in this well-crafted romance starring good-girl Wren Caswell and 'brainathiminal' (combination brain, athlete, and criminal) Grayson Barrett. Told from the teens' alternating points of view, the story begins when Wren, a waitress at her parents' medieval-themed inn, saves the life of a choking guest. At this point, she knows nothing of the guest, Grayson, whose shady past got him expelled from his old private school, news Wren later acquires through gossip and confessions. When Grayson lands a job at the inn, the two begin to fall for each other, in spite — or perhaps because — of their different personalities. Conflicts arise as Grayson's former partners in crime threaten to ruin his relationship with Wren, and Wren, tired of being labeled 'bright but quiet,' grows too bold for her parents' taste. Filled with action, passion, and adolescent angst, Constantine's novel introduces two believable characters with strong, honest voices who work to find themselves as they chart new territory together. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Robin Constantine is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year-round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene. This is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062279484
Author:
Constantine, Robin
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - English 9780062279484 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First-time novelist Constantine puts some creative twists on the 'opposites attract' theme in this well-crafted romance starring good-girl Wren Caswell and 'brainathiminal' (combination brain, athlete, and criminal) Grayson Barrett. Told from the teens' alternating points of view, the story begins when Wren, a waitress at her parents' medieval-themed inn, saves the life of a choking guest. At this point, she knows nothing of the guest, Grayson, whose shady past got him expelled from his old private school, news Wren later acquires through gossip and confessions. When Grayson lands a job at the inn, the two begin to fall for each other, in spite — or perhaps because — of their different personalities. Conflicts arise as Grayson's former partners in crime threaten to ruin his relationship with Wren, and Wren, tired of being labeled 'bright but quiet,' grows too bold for her parents' taste. Filled with action, passion, and adolescent angst, Constantine's novel introduces two believable characters with strong, honest voices who work to find themselves as they chart new territory together. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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