The Great American Whatever

The Great American Whatever

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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Five, Six, Seven, Nate! and Better Nate Than Ever comes a laugh-out-loud sad YA debut that's a wry and winning testament to the power of old movies and new memories-one unscripted moment at a time.
Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before-before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa...and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.
Enter Geoff, Quinn's best friend who insists it's time that Quinn came out-at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy-a hot one-and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending-if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 18mm | 240g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Export
  • f-c cvr (spfx: grit matte uv on gloss film)
  • 1481475460
  • 9781481475464
  • 218,304

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"A raw nerve of a book--so perfectly tender and funny and true. My heart now belongs to "The Great American Whatever." Officially. Completely."--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda "Smart, funny, sexy and deeply affecting. I'll read anything Tim Federle writes."--Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now ""The Great American Whatever" knocked me out. Tim Federle writes with a rare voice original, authentic, engaging."--Rob Thomas, author of Rats Saw God and creator of Veronica Mars" "A raw nerve of a book so perfectly tender and funny and true. My heart now belongs to "The Great American Whatever." Officially. Completely."--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" "Smart, funny, sexy and deeply affecting. I ll read anything Tim Federle writes. --Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now"
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About Tim Federle

Tim Federle is "a prolific scribe whose breezy wit isn't bound to a single genre" (Huffington Post). Tim's award-winning novels include The New York Times Notable Books The Great American Whatever and the Nate series-which Lin-Manuel Miranda called "a wonderful evocation of what it's like to be a theater kid." Tim cowrote both the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting, and the Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, starring John Cena and Kate McKinnon. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet (@TimFederle).
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5,479 ratings
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4 39% (2,113)
3 31% (1,679)
2 7% (367)
1 2% (113)
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