I Wanna Be Where You Are
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I Wanna Be Where You Are

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A debut young adult rom-com about an African American ballerina who finds love on the road to an audition.

"In a world where it's easy to lose faith in love, I Wanna Be Where You Are is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut." -- Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

When Chloe Pierce's mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition. But Chloe hits her first speed bump when her annoying neighbor Eli insists upon hitching a ride, threatening to tell Chloe's mom if she leaves him and his smelly dog, Geezer, behind. So now Chloe's chasing her ballet dreams down the east coast--two unwanted (but kinda cute) passengers in her car, butterflies in her stomach, and a really dope playlist on repeat.

Filled with roadside hijinks, heart-stirring romance, and a few broken rules, Kristina Forest's I Wanna Be Where You Are is a YA debut perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sandhya Menon.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 137 x 210 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250294886
  • 9781250294883
  • 63,205

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"A brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut." --Nic Stone, New York Times-bestselling author of Dear Martin

"A novel bursting with humor and struggle and heart--and the call to do what we love, even when it isn't easy." --Nina LaCour, author of the Printz Award-winning We Are Okay
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About Kristina Forest

Kristina Forest earned her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with two huge bookshelves. I Wanna Be Where You Are is her first novel. You can follow her on Twitter.
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Rating details

77 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (29)
3 10% (8)
2 1% (1)
1 3% (2)
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