The queer girl high school sports rom-com of my dreams! After a fender bender, Scottie has to carpool with her nemesis, Irene. At least it’s an opportunity to pretend-date to get back at Tally, her ex. Only, Irene has a lot more depth than Scottie’s ever given her credit for… Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston.
After an embarrassing loss to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game of the season, seventeen-year-old Scottie Zajac gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her nemesis, Irene Abraham, head cheerleader for the Fighting Reindeer.
Irene is as mean as she is beautiful, so Scottie makes a point to keep her distance. When the accident sends Irene's car to the shop for weeks' worth of repairs and the girls are forced to carpool, their rocky start only gets bumpier.
But when an opportunity arises for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex — and climb her school's social ladder — she bribes Irene into an elaborate fake- dating scheme that threatens to reveal some very real feelings.
From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera.
“She Drives Me Crazy is the perfect romcom. It's the kind of romance that is sizzling with chemistry, but still manages to be utterly earnest and heartfelt. A must-read for every romcom fan." Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars
“Hilarious and full of heart, with a sizzling romance. She Drives Me Crazy nails both the hate to love and fake dating tropes with expert execution. I want to live in this town and be friends with these characters so badly, and I'm deeply sad that I can't.”
Rachael Allen, author of A Taxonomy of Love and The Summer of Impossibilities
“A little sweet, a little sharp, this romance will resonate with readers looking for an emotional journey.” Booklist, (Starred Review)
About the Author
Kelly Quindlen is the author of the young adult novel Her Name in the Sky and Late to the Party. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and a former teacher, Kelly has had the joy of speaking to PFLAG groups and high school GSAs. She currently serves on the leadership board of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBT children. Kelly lives in Atlanta.