Pub Date 01 Oct 2019
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Kate and Tam meet, and both of their worlds tip sideways. At first, Tam figures Kate is your stereotypical cheerleader; Kate sees Tam as another tall jock. And the more they keep running into each other, the more they surprise each other.
Beneath Kate's sleek ponytail and perfect facade, Tam sees a goofy, sensitive, lonely girl. And Kate soon realizes that Tam is so much more than a volleyball player—she's everything Kate wishes she could be. It's complicated. Except it's not.
When Kate and Tam meet, they fall in like. It's as simple as that, but not everybody sees it that way. This novel in verse about two girls discovering their feelings for each other is a universal story of finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin, a book for anyone who’s ever felt unsure of who they’re becoming.
"Tender, layered, and powerful, K.A. Holt’s novel-in-verse, Redwood and Ponytail, is her best book yet, both universal and deeply personal. Kate and Tam’s story is one of first love (or at least deep like), of figuring out your sexuality, of defying and moving beyond parental expectations, of finding your way even as you stumble and make mistakes. This one is going to fly off the shelves and into the hearts of everyone who reads it. I know it's going to be in mine forever." - Joy Preble, Brazos Bookstore
“Redwood & Ponytail is the book we all need in our lives. Yes, it is the perfect example of the genius that is K.A. Holt and her storytelling. More importantly however Redwood & Ponytail is a story that reminds us to just be, to just love. It reminds us to see ALL of the beautiful pieces that make up the gorgeous mosaic of you, of me, of each other. What an important reminder to be given, no matter your age.” -Kathleen March, Anderson's Bookshop