praisefor

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“This thought-provoking novel about smart kids doing interesting things will resonate with the John Green contingent, as it is tinged with sadness, high jinks, wry humor, and philosophical pondering in equal measures.”

- Booklist (Starred Review)

Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double-entendres with the characters that fill John Green’s novels…subtle turns of phrase make reading and rereading this novel a delight.”

- Kirkus (Starred Review)

“An engrossing romance in which tragedy brings two teens together, then threatens to tear them apart…Schneider shows remarkable skill at getting inside her narrator’s head as his life swings between disaster and recovery.”

– Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Quirky, smart and funny…a wonderfully told story.”

- School Library Journal

“Dazzling. Full of razor-sharp wit, a keen sense of observation, and surprisingly tender compassion.”

       – Jeannette Walls, New York Times Bestselling author of The Glass Castle: A Memoir and The Silver Star

“Heartbreaking and hilarious. I have no doubt that girls everywhere are going to fall madly, deeply, hopelessly in love with Ezra Faulkner.”

        - Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) and Don’t Even Think About It

“Smart, funny, heartbreaking, and so true it hurts…this is a book you will never forget.”

      – Lauren Barnholdt, author of Two-Way Street and Sometimes It Happens

 

Available August 27, 2013 in hardcover, audiobook and ebook from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins*

*Available August 15, 2013 in the UK in paperback and ebook from Simon & Schuster UK  under the title “Severed Heads, Broken Hearts”

p.s. here is an elephant on a trampoline who is also super excited about my book!