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Well, That Was Awkward
by Rachel Vail


Overview - Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can't breathe, can't walk, can't anything --and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J.
But it turns out A.J. likes not Gracie but Gracie's beautiful best friend, Sienna.
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Overview
Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can't breathe, can't walk, can't anything--and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J.
But it turns out A.J. likes not Gracie but Gracie's beautiful best friend, Sienna. Obviously Gracie is happy for Sienna. Super happy She helps Sienna compose the best texts, responding to A.J.'s surprisingly funny and appealing texts, just as if she were Sienna. Because Gracie is fine. Always She's had lots of practice being the sidekick, second-best.
It's all good. Well, almost all. She's trying.
Funny and tender, Well, That Was Awkward goes deep into the heart of middle school, and finds that even with all the heartbreak, there can be explosions of hope and moments of perfect happiness.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670013081
  • ISBN-10: 0670013080
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Love & Romance
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Before Gracie Grant was born, her older sister, Bret, was killed in an auto accident. As a result, Gracies parents do everything in their power to make sure that Gracie, now 13, is never anything less than happy, a hard standard for Gracie to live up to. Whether at home or at school, Gracie insists that everything is fine, even when it isnt. Her social world gets complicated when she develops a crush on classmate AJ, who has a crush on Gracies best friend Sienna. Gracie helps Sienna send AJ flirty text messages à la Cyrano de Bergerac, and the results create even more drama. Luckily Gracie has Emmett, her other best friend, but then things get complicated with him, too. Vail (Unfriended) skillfully details the politics of middle school, mean girls, first dates, and best friends in this sensitive and funny coming-of-age story. But its the storyline revolving around Gracies sister and her parentsand the resulting reflection on grief and the risks of loving another personthat leads to the storys most profound and memorable moments. Ages 11up. Agent: Amy Berkower, Writers House. (Feb.)

 
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