Synopses & Reviews
Two years ago, when Eliza Sellman was in ninth grade, her dad found out he was being transfered and the family was going to move. Having always been shy and not so confident about her body, Eliza took that opportunity to start a list in her private notebook of all the things she planned on doing when she moved but had always been afraid to--like wearing a miniskirt and asking guys to dance; singing karaoke in front of strangers; posting a photo of herself on her Facebook wall in a bikini...you get the idea. New town, new Eliza, right? Well, she'll never know because the transfer fell through and they didn't move. But Eliza kept adding her goals and secret fears to the list in the notebook. Now it's two years later, and in that time Eliza has had and lost her first boyfriend. But this was more than your average breakup...turns out the sweet and cute Cooper was only dating her as a hazing stunt by a secret society. Eliza got her revenge by posting some pretty nasty (and only sort-of true) stuff about Cooper online. That posting has had major consequences and now Cooper and his buddies have stolen her private notebook and won't give it back until she performs all the things on her list in one night. It's torture...until Eliza steals something from the boys she knows they'll want to trade her notebook for. What starts out as a night of humiliation turns into a night of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper was really thinking when they dated, the real reason he's stolen her notebook, and how freeing--and life-changing--it can be to do the things you fear the most.
When Eliza Sellman learns that her ex-boyfriend, Cooper, only dated her on a dare, she makes awful allegations about him online, and he retaliates in the worst way: He steals the notebook she writes all her fears and goals in, and he won’t give it back until she does everything on her secret list—in one night. But what starts out as an evening of humiliation turns into a night of revelations as Eliza learns what Cooper was really thinking when they dated, the real reason he’s stolen her notebook, and how freeing—and life-changing—it can be to do the things you fear the most.
About the Author
Lauren Barnholdt is the author of the teen novels andlt;iandgt;The Thing About the Truthandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Sometimes It Happensandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;One Night That Changes Everythingandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Two-way Streetandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Right of Wayandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Watch Meandlt;/iandgt;. She is also the author of the middle grade novels andlt;iandgt;The Secret Identity of Devon Delaneyandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Betterandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Four Truths and a Lieandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Rules for Secret-Keepingandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Fake Me a Matchandlt;/iandgt;, and the Girl Meets Ghost series. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Visit her at LaurenBarnholdt.com.