by J. A. Howard
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 19 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 01 Dec 2021
Apple Island Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Rob Starr (sigh) was out of Mia Morgan's league. Of course, she had a crush on him. Everyone did. But in her case, it would just be way too weird to admit that. For starters, their moms were best friends and Mia had known Rob since she was five. But while Mia was now a demi-geek with relentlessly frizzy hair, Rob had become a demi-god and Ellsworth High's basketball superstar. Besides, he’d been going out with the totally perfect Chloe Olsen since, like, forever.
But one October afternoon, a terrible accident changed everything. Suddenly, Mia and Rob were living in the same house and spending a lot of time alone together.
Soon, Mia’s world was changing in ways she never thought possible: new clothes, new friends, and an incredibly hot boyfriend. But was any of it real? Would any of it last? And did getting everything she thought she ever wanted mean giving up who she really was?
From author J.A. Howard comes a new novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and Jillian Dodd’s That Boy. Told with honesty, sensitivity, and humor, Rob Starr reminds us that first love isn’t always a fairy tale and that sometimes growing up is about learning to love yourself.