You Should See Me in a Crown (Paperback)
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You Should See Me in a Crown (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/07/2020
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Smart, sassy and addressing issues of race, class and sexuality with a freshness and lightness of touch, Johnson’s sparkling rom com finds black teen Liz forced to run for prom queen in her very white neighbourhood.  

The very first book pick for Reese Witherspoon's YA Book Club! '[A] super funny, joyful story that'll have you reliving your high school prom days!' - Reese's YA Book Club. Liz has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed town. But Liz has an escape plan to attend an uber-elite college, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to college. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true? Becky Albertalli meets Jenny Han in a smart, hilarious, black girl magic, own voices rom-com by fantastic debut talent, Leah Johnson.

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780702304323
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 128 x 196 x 24 mm

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“A brilliant YA contemporary”

Thank you so much, Scholastic for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is released in the UK on July 2nd.

TW: You Should See Me In A Crown does include a public outing... More

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“A royal delight!”

I heard a lot of excitement around this book coming out, and it deserves every accolade it's received!

Leah Johnson writes WONDERFULLY. This whole book is at turns sweet, sad, hilarious, nerve-wracking, and... More

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“An utterly phenomenal book”

You Should See Me in a Crown is a joyous ray of sunshine on my shelf, both in its vibrant purple gorgeousness and its heart-warming, necessary content. It’s just a phenomenal book that everyone should pick up.... More

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