32 Candles
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32 Candles

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"32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She's created one of the freshest, funniest characters I've ever read....32 Candles is a charmer."
--Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey



32 Candles by exciting newcomer Ernessa T. Carter is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn't stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams. For fans of John Hughes's "Sixteen Candles," 32 Candles is a fresh and fun fiction debut for every fan of romantic comedy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061957852
  • 9780061957857
  • 464,347

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Ernessa T. Carter is a fresh new voice. In Davie Jones, she has created a wicked yet empathetic character. I can t wait to see what s next. --Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale and Getting to Happy"
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Davie Jones--an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi with a mother who couldn't get any meaner--is positive her life couldn't be any worse. Just when she's resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life--Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn't imitate art. Tormented in school and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, Davie finds it bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood--as a beautiful and successful lounge singer. Just as she's about to ride off into the L.A. sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie's dreams--and break her heart again.

With wholly original characters and a cinematic storyline, 32 Candles introduces Ernessa T. Carter, a new voice in fiction with smarts, attitude, and sassiness to spare.
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Rating details

3,884 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (1,635)
4 37% (1,432)
3 16% (629)
2 4% (146)
1 1% (42)
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