Well, That Was Awkward

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Puffin Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780147513984

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About the Author

Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people. As a theater lover, Rachel sees and reads as many plays as she can. Well, That Was Awkward was in part inspired by her love of the play Cyrano - another tale of secrets, wit, self-confidence, self-loathing, friendship, identity-hiding, and romance that blossoms between all the wrong people. Or does it?

Rachel lives in New York City with her husband, their two sons, and (like Gracie) a tortoise named Lightning.

You can visit her online at www.RachelVail.com or on Twitter: @rachelvailbooks

Reviews

β˜… "Through her protagonist's rollicking commentary, Vail captures the anguish and hilarity at the heart of middle school." --The Horn Book, starred review

β˜… "Vail may be disguised as an adult, but somewhere inside she is hiding a sensitive, confused, hormonal, loving, and intelligent adolescent. Using Cyrano de Bergerac as a model, Vail has created a fast-paced comedy characterizing a teen girl's growing pains on the journey toward womanhood. Bring a tissue (or a pack), and enjoy." --VOYA, starred review

β˜… "As per her usual blend of energy, wit, and genuine emotion, Vail has created a story that is at once delightfully gossipy, playfully ironic, and deeply moving." --BCCB, starred review

"Heartwarming, funny, and tender . . . Call it cute, call it clever--Vail fluently captures the spirit of today's American middle-schoolers." --Booklist

"Hilarious and heartfelt." --Kirkus Reviews

"This tween romance proves that some stories stand the test of time." --School Library Journal

"Vail skillfully details the politics of middle school, mean girls, first dates, and best friends in this sensitive and funny coming-of-age story." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Rachel Vail's Unfriended

"Another winner by Rachel Vail. At times laugh-out-loud funny, and other times heartbreaking., Unfriended is the kind of book I wish there were more of: emotionally complex, beautifully written, and impossble to put down. I never wanted it to end." --Meg Cabot

"Rachel Vail should be required reading for all middle-schoolers. Deft and funny, this tale of the doom and drama of friendships played out in a digital universe is pitch-perfect and sheer fun." --Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied

"Rachel Vail's ingenious, humorous, and compassionate storytelling brings her six narrators so fully alive that by the end of her book you cannot imagine ever 'unfriending' any of them." --Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse books

"With keen insight, Vail reveals the internal struggles with uncertainty and self-doubt that can plague young teens regardless of popularity status. . . With a resolution that is both realistic and hopeful, Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity." --Publishers Weekly

"Vail has a great ear for dialogue, and her characters. . . are well differentiated and realistic." --VOYA

"Vail has always had her finger solidly on the pulse of middle-school social dynamics, with an uncanny ear for young teen dialogue and a real empathy for the wide and awkward range of social and physical development that characterize this age . . . Vail's considerable fan base alone would justify multiple-copy purchase plans, but the hot-button topic of cyberbullying will further increase requests." --Booklist

"A realistic portrayal of middle school life . . . A solid choice that will ignite meaningful discussion." --School Library Journal

"Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity." --Kirkus Reviews