Trouble Makes a Comeback

Trouble Makes a Comeback

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This utterly satisfying sequel to Trouble is a Friend of Mine combines a teenage Sherlock with a protagonist like Veronica Mars. This book sings.--Jesse Andrews, author of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Now that the infuriating and irresistible Philip Digby has left town for a lead on his sister who disappeared years ago, Zoe Webster is looking forward to a quiet spring semester. She's dating a cute quarterback, hanging out with new friends, and enjoying being a normal. Which is of course when Digby comes back. He needs Zoe's help, and not just to find his sister. Zoe can either choose to stay on her current path toward popularity, perfect SAT scores, and Princeton, or she can take a major detour with Digby, and maybe find out what that kiss he stole from her really meant. Digby and his over-the-top schemes always lead somewhere unexpected and Zoe's beginning to learn she might just like jumping into the unknown. When it comes to Digby, for Zoe at least, the choice might already be made.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 21mm | 295g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147515440
  • 9780147515445
  • 1,435,802

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The author bounces her characters off one another in spectacular ways, crafting drama, suspense, love, and exasperation with ease....Readers will surely want to join Digby and Zoe for another round.--Kirkus Reviews Tromly excels at oddball character chemistry as well as crackling dialogue. . . .This zany sequel has everything to make fans of the first outing swoon.--Booklist Online
Praise for Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
* In what reads like a combination of Veronica Mars and The Breakfast Club, debut author Tromly creates a screwball mystery with powerful crossover appeal.--Publishers Weekly, starred review * This is one of those rare books that promises something unique and actually delivers beyond expectation. At least one copy belongs in every young adult collection--maybe even two or three. Once the word gets out, this book will fly off the shelves.--VOYA, starred review Fast-talking, suit-wearing Digby is an exasperating teenage Sherlock--sharply observant, impatient with social niceties, and unafraid of authority figures....Fans of Veronica Mars and Elementary will find much to like here...Zoe's sarcastic first-person narration is fresh and offbeat and entertaining caper.--Kirkus Reviews * With snappy prose and wry humor alongside the gritty crime, this nod to noir moves as fast as Digby talks... An engrossing and satisfying read...[that] encourages readers to dig between the lines and see truths that even Zoe and Digby, in all their sardonic observations, can't quite spell out.--BCCB, starred review A fast-paced story....Readers will find a sharply drawn character in the irrepressible Zoe, who's as dubious about Digby's methods as she is curious about whether or not she can live up to his daredevilry.--School Library Journal With acerbic banter and a healthy dose of high-school high jinks, screenwriter Tromly weaves together traditional elements of teen stories to create a Breakfast Club for a new century.--Booklist
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About Stephanie Tromly

Stephanie Tromly was born in Manila, grew up in Hong Kong, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and worked as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. She is the author of Trouble is a Friend of Mine and lives in Winnipeg with her husband and young son.
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Rating details

2,393 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 35% (840)
4 44% (1,051)
3 18% (441)
2 2% (49)
1 1% (12)
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