The Trouble with Destiny

The Trouble with Destiny

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"I absolutely loved this book. I never wanted this journey to end!" says Morgan Matson, author of "Since You've Been Gone," of this fun and irresistible contemporary YA about high school romance & mischief on the high seas. With her trusty baton and six insanely organized clipboards, drum major Liza Sanders is about to take "Destiny" by storm the boat, that is. When Liza discovered that her beloved band was losing funding, she found "Destiny, " a luxury cruise ship complete with pools, midnightchocolate buffets, and a $25,000 spring break talent show prize. Liza can t imagine senior year without the band, and nothing will distract her from achieving victory. She s therefore"not"interested when her old camp crush, Lenny, shows up on board, looking shockingly hipster-hot. And she s"especially"not interested in Russ, the probably-as-dumb-as-he-is-cute prankster jock whose ex, Demi, happens be Liza s ex best friend and leader of the Athenas, a show choir that s the band s greatest competition. But it s not going to be smooth sailing. After the "Destiny" breaks down, all of Liza s best-laid plans start to go awry. Liza likes to think of herself as an expert at almost everything, but when it comes to love, she s about to find herself lost at sea. *** All aboard for hijinks, crushes, and a sweet story of banding together. Emery Lord, author of "Open Road Summer " "I adored this fun and heartfelt book. It's a pleasure cruise from start to finish, with plenty of waves along the way!"--Leila Howland, author of Nantucket Blue "show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 262 pages
  • 142 x 213 x 28mm | 386g
  • Delacorte Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0553497979
  • 9780553497977
  • 545,259

About Lauren Morrill

Lauren Morrill grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where she was a short-term Girl Scout, a (not so) proud member of the marching band, and a trouble-making editor for the school newspaper. She graduated from Indiana University with a major in history and a minor in rock and roll and lives in Macon, Georgia, with her husband and their dog, Lucy. She is also the author of"Meant to Be."When she s not writing, she spends a lot of hours on the track getting knocked around playing roller derby. Visit her at and follow @laurenemorrill on Twitter."show more

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[A] romantic adventure for fans of Stephanie Perkins s "Anna and the French Kiss ." . . readers looking for a light, romantic adventure will eat up Morrill s fast-paced plot and fun writing style. "SLJ" "Enjoyable . . . a cotton-candy read."--"Kirkus Reviews ""An upbeat story about underdogs, saving something worthwhile, mending fences with old friends, and finding love in unexpected places."--"PW " " ""Contemporary romance packed with comical implausibilities and the stuff of band-geek daydreams."--"Booklist " " ""show more
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