Unnecessary Drama

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 11 Oct 2022

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‘I am all-caps OBSESSED with this achingly insightful, utterly charming, beautiful heart-punch of a book. Instant favorite.’—Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda on It Sounded Better in My Head

From the author of the much-loved It Sounded Better In My Head comes a deliciously entertaining new rom-com, set in a run-down student share house in Melbourne.

Eighteen-year-old Brooke is the kind of friend who not only remembers everyone’s birthdays, but also organises the group present, pays for it, and politely chases others for their share. She’s the helper, the doer, the guarder-of-drinks, the minder-of-bags, the maker-of-spreadsheets. She’s the responsible one who always follows the rules—and she plans to keep it that way during her first year of university.

Her new share house is rules-lite. But ‘no unnecessary drama’ means no fights, tension, or romance between housemates. When one of her housemates turns out to be Jesse, her high-school nemesis, Brooke is nervously confident she can handle it. They’ll simply silently endure living together and stay out of each other’s way. But it turns out Jesse isn’t so easy to ignore…

Channelling the screwball comedy of New Girl with an enemies-to-lovers twist, Unnecessary Drama is a joyful story about leaving home, dealing with the unexpected complications of life, and somehow finding exactly what you need.

‘I am all-caps OBSESSED with this achingly insightful, utterly charming, beautiful heart-punch of a book. Instant favorite.’—Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda ...


Advance Praise

PRAISE FOR UNNECESSARY DRAMA

‘Adorable, this book made us laugh, cry and feel all the warm and fuzzies. We just loved every single page.’—Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

PRAISE FOR NINA KENWOOD

‘Compared to Sally Rooney and Judy Blume, Kenwood is a major talent and this charismatic, booknerdishly cool novel is an absolute delight. Give it to your favourite teenager or keep it for yourself.’—InDaily

‘Kenwood does “awkward” beautifully, and captures so many funny, tender and painfully excruciating moments…Smart, entertaining and painfully real, Kenwood’s prize-winning novel delivers on all fronts.’—Age

PRAISE FOR UNNECESSARY DRAMA

‘Adorable, this book made us laugh, cry and feel all the warm and fuzzies. We just loved every single page.’—Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

PRAISE FOR NINA KENWOOD

‘Compared to...


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