Synopses & Reviews
From the bestselling author ofand#160;High Fidelity,and#160;About a Boy, andand#160;A Long Way Downand#160;comes a highly anticipated new novel.
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is a livelyand#160;account ofand#160;the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation fromand#160;provincial ingand#233;nue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful andand#160;humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
"Hornby pens a first novel for teens that is a sweet and funny story about mistakes and choices." VOYA
"Like the movie Knocked Up, this is a story about an accidental pregnancy that nudges the male protagonist into adulthood....[S]trong and disturbing, a must read for older boys." Kirkus Reviews
"We know exactly how Sam feels even when he feels differently from the beginning of a sentence to the end and it feels just right: a vertiginous mix of anger, confusion, insight, humor, and love." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Hornby's witty, gentle genius shines through." USA Today
"Vintage Hornby: a witty trek inside the emotional life of the modern male." People
Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend — because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad.
There's only one person Sam can turn to — his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life's hurdles can be found in Hawk's autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn't offering answers this time — or is he? In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don't.
Hornby's first novel for young adults — a wonderfully witty, poignant, New York Times-bestselling story about a teenage boy who is unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood — is now available in a trade-sized paperback edition.
The #1 New York Times
bestseller, now in paperback!
For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend — make that ex-girlfriend — Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.
Nick Hornby's poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.
The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.
For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.
Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.
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About the Author
The New Yorker calls bestselling author Nick Hornby "the maestro of the male confessional." He is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Polysyllabic Spree, and editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, and the Orange Word International Writers' London Award 2003.