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Not Now, Not Ever
Contributor(s): Anderson, Lily
ISBN: 1250142105     ISBN-13: 9781250142108
Publisher: Wednesday Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2017
Annotation: A riotous sequel to The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You, inspired by the themes from The Importance of Being Earnest, finds a brainy teen heading to an academic summer camp to escape the plans of her family only to find herself embroiled in a cutthroat competition for a college scholarship. Simultaneous eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Camps; Fiction.
Teenage girls; Fiction.
Competition (Psychology); Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017048175
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" (0.90 lbs) 306 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 October)

Gr 8 Up—Elliot "Ever" Gabaroche Lawrence is a science fiction—loving, Oscar Wilde—quoting, running machine. Unlike most 17-year-olds, she has definite ideas about her future after high school. Unfortunately, those plans don't coincide with her mother's Air Force academy, or her father's law school intensive dreams. Elliot decides to risk the ire of both parents to seize her one chance at charting her own course. She signs up to compete in the Melee at Rayevich College. The Melee is an academic boot camp competition that pits genius against genius in a trial that will test their mental and physical capabilities. The winner of the Melee wins a scholarship to Rayevich College, which is the one school that would allow Elliot to fully explore her love of science fiction literature. Elliot must navigate the sabotage attempts of her fellow boot campers, an unexpected familial complication, a new love, and the plans of her parents in her effort to win her prize. This is wonderful book that explores the desire to be loyal to family and to create a space that belongs solely to oneself. Ever's is a fresh and welcome voice that unashamedly embraces her geekiness. The follow-up to the author's The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You is inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest and gives teens permission to simply be themselves. VERDICT This is an engaging title that would make an excellent addition to school and public libraries.—Desiree Thomas, Worthington Library, OH

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