Always Never Yours
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Always Never Yours

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It's inevitable - each of her relationships starts with the perfect guy and ends with him falling in love...with someone else. But instead of feeling sorry for herself, Megan focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream college's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. So when she's cast as Juliet (yes, that Juliet) in her high school's production, it's a complete nightmare. Megan's not an actress, and she's used to being upstaged - both in and out of the theatre. In fact, with her mum off in Texas and her dad remarried and on to baby #2 with his new wife, Megan worries that, just like her exes, her family is moving on without her. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright inspired by Rosaline from Shakespeare's R J. A character who, like Megan, knows a thing or two about short-lived relationships. Megan agrees to help Owen with his play in exchange for help catching the eye of a sexy stagehand/potential new boyfriend. Yet Megan finds herself growing closer to Owen and wonders if he could be the Romeo she never expected.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139 x 207 x 29mm | 330g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0451478649
  • 9780451478641
  • 23,516

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Praise for Always Never Yours

"This contemporary romance is equal parts swoony, delightful, and heartfelt with a refreshingly empowered main character that's sure to charm you all the way to the end."--Buzzfeed "Smart, Shakespearean, and packed with banter of the highest order, this book is a delight, and guaranteed to be one of my--and your--favorite rom-coms of the year."--BN Teen Blog

"Perfect for the hopeless romantic."--POPSUGAR

"An utterly charming story of love, family, heartbreak, and drama. I absolutely loved it!"--Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of Since You've Been Gone

"One of the best, most painfully real and hilarious portrayals of teen life that I've read. Kick-ass, poignant, achingly funny and spot on. This book has it all--a stand-up hero, strong friendships, witty banter, serious life questions. How do I love it? Let me count the ways."--Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door

"In Always Never Yours, as in all of the best Shakespearean send-ups, the course of true love does not run smoothly, but it sure is swoony. You can't help but root for Megan, the novel's funny, bold, unapologetic and endearing heroine, as she struggles to learn that she too is brave enough to be the star of her own story."--Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things

"Romance, humor, and a spunky heroine the Bard himself would surely get behind! Feminist readers will root for Megan on her complicated-but-charming quest for true love."--Micol Ostow, bestselling author of Mean Girls: A Novel with Tina Fey

"Shakespeare fans, this book was written for you! The witty, seductive characters, the incredible plot -- there is no doubt that all types of YA readers will find something to swoon over in this high school love story."--RT Reviews

"A funny, roman-tic and memorable story."--BookPage

"Utterly binge-worthy, this is a story about the theater, a girl, and her hilarious yet heartbreaking love life . . . Witty banter and endearing characters make this high school romance a delight to read."--Brightly

"A contemporary romantic comedy with wit, heart, and spot-on pacing."--Forever Young Adult

"Real-life romantic partners Wibberley (the Last Oracle series) and Siegemund-Broka (making his YA debut) collaborated in this theater-centered novel . . . the coauthors wisely balance out the romance with family drama, and Megan's commitment to a future life in the theater will please readers who share a similar love of Shakespeare and want a little romance to go with their drama"--Publishers Weekly

"Megan and Owen's flirty, whip-smart banter is irresistible, and it's refreshing to see a swoonworthy Asian male love interest . . . Charming characters and an enchanting exploration of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy make this debut a must-read."--Kirkus Reviews

"A delightful, light romance readers won't be able to put down."--SLJ

"It is refreshing to see a female character portrayed as fearless and comfortable with her own physicality . . . Supporting characters include a realistically diverse group of friends, and their interactions are authentic. Fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West will root for Megan's happiness.--VOYA
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About Emily Wibberley

Austin and Emily met in high school and fell in love over a shared passion for Shakespeare. Austin went on to study English at Harvard so he could continue to impress Emily with his literary analysis, while Emily studied adolescent psychology at Princeton. They live in Los Angeles, where they've combined their interests and decided to write stories of high school, literature and first love. Follow Austin
Twitter @ASiegemundBroka
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Follow Emily
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emilywibberley.com
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4 42% (1,485)
3 25% (897)
2 6% (201)
1 2% (54)
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