Well, That Was Unexpected (Paperback)
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Well, That Was Unexpected (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 10/11/2022
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Waterstones Says

When Sharlot is caught dating an ‘unsuitable’ boy, she’s sent from Los Angeles to Indonesia for the summer in order to discover her roots in this utterly unputdownable and hilarious YA fake dating romcom about meddlesome families and unexpected love.

The Guardian Best Children's Books of 2022

Crazy Rich Asians meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before in this outrageous, laugh-out-loud yet heartfelt YA fake dating romcom, from the winner of the Comedy Women in Print Prize.

Sharlot and George's story starts how all good love stories do - they're catfished by their own parents

When Sharlot Citra is caught with her very hot (but very secret) boyfriend by her traditional mother, she finds herself whisked away from LA to Indonesia for a summer of 'getting back to her roots'. Or so her mother thinks.

Across the globe, George Clooney Tanuwijaya, tested with a name that is a daily embarrassment, is tested further when his father and sister, Eleanor Roosevelt, decide to take it upon themselves to find him a respectable girlfriend. His family-one of the wealthiest, most famed in Indonesia-has a reputation to uphold.

Sharlot and George's worlds collide when they discover that their parents have secretly been pretending to be them online. They agree to meet once, just to shut their parents up. But when the media gets wind of their date, things quickly spiral and the two families get swept up in a highly publicised stunt where everyone has a role to play. And a secret to keep.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008501464
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


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PRAISE FOR WELL, THAT WAS UNEXPECTED "Well, That was Unexpected is a delightful, hilarious, captivating love letter to Indonesia, and coming of age in a large meddlesome family, and the thrill of finding your person where you least expect it!"–Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis "A hilarious, heartfelt rom-com with a refreshing take on matchmaking, complete with embarrassing, yet well meaning, parents and a social media twist."–Krystal Marquis, author of The Davenports Really rich narrative’ – The Bookseller "Charming and immersive, this book feels like taking a trip to Indonesia. Jesse Q. Sutanto writes such vibrant characters, with gorgeous descriptions of setting, culture, and food. Don't read this on an empty stomach!"–Nicole Lesperance, author of The Depths PRAISE FOR DIAL A FOR AUNTIES ‘A deliciously frantic comedy caper, filled with absurd situations, hilarious dialogue, wonderful family dynamics and crackling with comic energy’ Joanne Harris, CWIP Prize ‘Brilliant, wicked and dead, dead funny’ Andi Osho, Asking For A Friend ‘Has redefined what “page-turner” means with laugh-out-loud humour and delightful twists and turns at every corner’ Buzzfeed

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“Heartwarming tale of family and love.”

I was very excited to see that the book was set in Indonesia! After travelling there multiple times and having some insight into Indonesian people and culture it helped me settle instantly. However even if you have no... More

Paperback edition
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“Well this was definitely unexpected for me!!”

I knew this was going to be a cute romance but I was not expecting how funny and real it would be!
I loved George and Sharlot so much and I adored all their cute moments together, and I loved the way they met

Paperback edition
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“amazing amazing amazing !!!”

if you want to read a book where you just keep on laughing until you cry, there is no better book to read than this. i haven’t read a romance that has felt so bizarrely funny, lovable and wholesome in such a long time... More

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