It Sounded Better in My Head

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Flatiron Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250219268

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About the Author

Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the book industry for ten years but has been writing, secretly, for much longer. It Sounded Better in My Head is Nina's first novel.

Reviews

"I am all-caps OBSESSED with this achingly insightful, utterly charming, beautiful heart-punch of a book. Instant favorite." --Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

"With candor and affection, It Sounded Better in My Head captures a teenager navigating the final moments of one stage of life and the first moments of the next." --BookPage

"An extraordinary coming-of-age story. Kenwood manages to capture the intensity of disagreement between friends, the unavoidable self-doubts that most teenagers can't help, and the annoying yet silly family banter. A compelling, genuine coming of age story that does not hold back from representing multiple issues that teenagers face." --The Nerd Daily

"An authentic coming of-age story that perfectly captures the awkwardness and self-doubt many young adults feel. Teens will see aspects of themselves mirrored in Kenwood's debut." --SLJ

"I love, love, loved it." --Melina Marchetta, author of Jellicoe Road

"A cute romance featuring a heroine who never before got to feel cute." --Kirkus Reviews

"Nina Kenwood has created nuanced and authentic characters, each caught up in their trajectory toward adulthood. A gorgeous and funny coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the awkward, liminal nature of adolescence." --Books + Publishing, starred review

"A deeply tender coming-of-age story about first love, friendship, and all of the horrifying awkwardness of navigating young adulthood. Thrumming with wonderfully nuanced and vividly depicted emotion, this book will make your heart soar, while also making you laugh." --Booktopia

"Natalie conveys the difficulties not only of puberty but of moving past internalized negativity in a voice that's sharp, funny, and self-aware, making it even more satisfying for readers to see her realize that she can be the star of her life, not just the sidekick." --Publishers Weekly

2020 Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book for Older Readers

Shortlisted for the Australian Industry Book Awards Book of the Year for Older Children