Playing With Matches

Playing With Matches

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When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she's sent to live with her strict aunt -- but Raina feels like she's persona non grata no matter where she goes. Her sister, Leah, blames her for her broken engagement, and she's a social pariah at her new school. In the tight-knit Jewish community, Raina finds she is good at one thing: matchmaking! As the anonymous "Match- Maven," Raina sets up hopeless singles desperate to find the One. A cross between Jane Austen's Emma, Dear Abby, and Yenta the matchmaker, Raina's double life soon has her barely staying awake in class. Can she find the perfect match for her sister and get back on her good side, or will her tanking grades mean a second expulsion? In her debut novel, Suri Rosen creates a comic and heartwarming story of one girl trying to find happiness for others, and redemption for herself.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17.78mm | 324g
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • 1770411828
  • 9781770411821
  • 822,932

Review quote

"Playing with Matches is a fabulously unique story--formal matchmaking is definitely not a regular theme in YA--that embeds all the angst of falling in love and growing up and doing right by your family and yourself all under one cover." -- CanLit for Little Canadians
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About Suri Rosen

Suri Rosen dabbles in many arts, but excels in daydreaming. She has worked as a professional artist, filmmaker, journalist, and TV producer. Playing with Matches is her first novel. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Rating details

292 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 34% (99)
4 32% (94)
3 26% (75)
2 7% (19)
1 2% (5)
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