Lila and Hadley

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Scholastic Press
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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Kody Keplinger grew up in a small Kentucky town. During her senior year of high school, she wrote her debut novel, The DUFF, which is a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a Romantic Times Top Pick. It has since been adapted into a major motion picture. Kody is also the author of Lying Out Loud, a companion to The DUFF; That's Not What Happened; Run; Shut Out; and A Midsummer's Nightmare, as well as the middle-grade novels Lila and Hadley and The Swift Boys & Me. Kody lives in New York City, where she teaches writing workshops and continues to write books for kids and teens. You can find more about her and her books at
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Kody KeplingerLila and Hadley"A funny, moving tale, at once unsparingly realistic and upbeat." --Kirkus ReviewThe Swift Boys & Me"A fine, honest and heartfelt coming-of-age tale." --Kirkus Reviews"Keplinger gives appropriate gravity to Nola's feelings of hurt and helplessness, while tempering her distress with reassuring outlets in her parents and two new friends. A believably bittersweet ending delivers an emotional understanding of the necessary changes we all undergo while growing up." --Booklist"Keplinger's book is a heartfelt exploration of the nature of friendship, pain, and healing." --Children's LiteratureThat's Not What Happened"An original and engrossing narrative about scars, recovery, and how the stories we tell can both sustain and hobble us." --Publishers Weekly"Echoing highly publicized tragedies, this taut, emotional story goes behind the headlines to reveal lives impacted by school violence." --Kirkus Reviews"A timely, thought-provoking read...." -- School Library Journal"Unique... This is a must-read." --PASTE magazineRun"Bo and Agnes' unlikely friendship rings true and strong." --Kirkus Reviews"A good unlikely friendship story with compelling characters and a nuanced portrait of disability and small-town life." --School Library Journal"There's plenty to recommend . . . though the most effective thing here remains Agnes' and Bo's voices and the strength of their realistically tumultuous relationship." --BooklistThe DUFF"A well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." --Publishers Weekly"A complex, enemies-with-benefits relationship that the YA market has never seen before . . . Her snarky teen speak, true-to-life characterizations, and rollicking sense of humor never cease in her debut." --Kirkus Reviews"What's best here is Bianca's brazen voice. Even when confused, she is truer to herself than most." --BooklistLying Out Loud, a companion to The DUFF"Just like the recipients of Sonny's fibs, readers will find themselves duped by her creativity, unabashed courage, and hilarious snark. Until it all blows up. Fierce, fresh, total fun." --Kirkus Reviews"Readers will cringe as Sonny digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble, then applaud when she learns how to develop trust in her relationships with parents, friends, and of course, a hot romantic interest." --VOYA"Sonny is a realistic and very human character, and even though she is a liar, her motivations are all too believable." --School Library Journal