This Is Not a Love Scene

This Is Not a Love Scene

2.92 (640 ratings by Goodreads)
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Lights, camera - all Maeve needs is action. But at eighteen, a rare form of muscular dystrophy usually stands in the way of romance. She's got her friends, her humour, and a passion for film making to keep her focus off consistent rejection . . and the hot older guy starring in her senior film project.

Tall, bearded, and always swaying, Cole Stone is everything Maeve can't be. And she likes it. Between takes, their chemistry is shockingly electric.

Suddenly Maeve gets a taste of typical teenage dating life, but girls in wheelchairs don't get the hot guy - right? Cole's attention challenges everything she once believed about her self-image and hopes for love. But figuring this out, both emotionally and physically, won't be easy for either of them. Maeve must choose between what she needs and what she wants, while Cole has a tendency to avoid decisions altogether. And the future might not wait for either.

Funny, emotional, and refreshingly honest, S.C. Megale's This is Not a Love Scene is for anyone who can relate to feeling different while navigating the terrifying and thrilling waters of first love.
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 139 x 214 x 28mm | 409g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250190495
  • 9781250190499
  • 2,532,817

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Megale is a terrific new voice in the world of YA. This Is Not a Love Scene rings brilliantly true from the first page to the last. Megale's prose is refreshingly original, her pacing already at a master level, and her storytelling abilities will pull hard on every emotion you have...Look out for this writer. --David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author A humorous, hearty novel about the realities (and fantasies) of being a teenager with a disability....Readers will want to zoom in on this [#ownvoices] story featuring a strong, sexually confident, disabled female character. --Kirkus Reviews Informative and inspiring. It makes for an altogether thought-provoking and empathetic reading experience. --Booklist This Is Not a Love Scene is so good. S.C. Megale is remarkable... This book is the result of her unswerving determination and undoubted talent. --John Flanagan, New York Times bestselling author of the Ranger's Apprentice series My ride-along with Maeve was a joy from first sentence to last. She's authentic, unabashedly honest, fun to be with, and I still catch myself wondering what she's been up to lately. --Eric Lindstrom, author of Not If I See You First

Megale's pacing and style are absolutely wonderful. I feel deeply attached to her characters, and I can't believe how perceptive many of her descriptions/observations are, especially disability related ones. --Shane Burcaw, author of Laughing at My Nightmare A perfect recommendation for fans of Rainbow Rowell. --Jenny Staller, The Athenian School Librarian
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About S. C. Megale

S. C. Megale has been profiled in USA Today, The Washington Post, and New York Newsday, and has appeared on NBC's "Today Show" and the CBS Evening News for her philanthropic and literary work. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II, her writing focuses on both gravity and heart. She lives with her family - parents, siblings, and dogs - in Virginia. This is Not a Love Scene is her first published novel.
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640 ratings
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4 20% (125)
3 28% (179)
2 21% (134)
1 18% (112)
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