She Drives Me Crazy
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About the Author
Kelly Quindlen is the bestselling author of YA novels She Drives Me Crazy, which was a 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards nominee, and Late to the Party. She is also the author of the self-published novel Her Name in the Sky.Kelly graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature and American Studies. She spent two years teaching middle school math with Teach for America in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently lives in Atlanta, where she is on the leadership team of a non-profit for Catholic parents with LGBTQ children.
*A little sweet, a little sharp, this romance will resonate with readers looking for an emotional journey.--Booklist, starred reviewA cast of characters you'll fall in love with and a love story you'll be obsessed with--She Drives Me Crazy is one of my favorite rom-coms of the year. Trust me when I say you need this book. --Leah Johnson, author of You Should See Me in a Crown Hilarious and full of heart, with a sizzling romance. SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY nails both the hate to love and fake dating tropes with expert execution. I want to live in this town and be friends with these characters so badly, and I'm deeply sad that I can't.
--Rachael Allen, author of A Taxonomy of Love and The Summer of Impossibilities She Drives Me Crazy is the perfect romcom. It's the kind of romance that is sizzling with chemistry, but still manages to be utterly earnest and heartfelt. A must-read for every romcom fan." --Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars Things are never easy when love is involved, and Quindlen (Late to the Party) offers a queer refresh of multiple romance genre standbys: enemies to friends (Irene once had Scottie's car towed), fake dating, sports romance, and surmounting a broken heart. Add in a supportive family whose members actually like each other, and the result is a satisfyingly feminist rom-com mash-up.--Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR LATE TO THE PARTY: An absolutely stunning, but also incredibly important novel about best friends and discovering who you are. --Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best "Perfectly captures the joys and hopes and thrills of being a real, authentic teenager . . . A fantastic read for queer teens today." --Kacen Callender, Stonewall and Lambda Award-winning author This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story
"Late to the Party is right on time to being your favorite read. I didn't want my time with Quindlen's characters to end." --Sara Farizan, Lambda Award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine Kelly Quindlen has written a slow-burning, exquisite book well-worth savoring. --Aminah Mae Safi, author of Tell Me How You Really Feel A deeply heartfelt and emotionally honest celebration of late bloomers, queer solidarity, and friendships both old and new. This book has a permanent place in my heart. --Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights. A love letter to late bloomers, Late to the Party combines teenage angst with first loves and second chances and emphasises that true friends will always be there for you even as you discover new parts of yourself. -- The Nerd Daily Heartfelt and fun, Quindlen's latest (Her Name in the Sky, 2014) brings together all the angst, excitement, and uncertainty of the teenage years in an LGBTQ+ friendly package. Fans of Becky Albertalli are sure to love this sometimes painfully relatable heroine and her journey of self discovery. Codi Teller may be late to the party, but readers will be happy she showed up. -- Booklist Recommended for LGBTQ teens.--School Library Journal Quindlen (Her Name in the Sky) deftly conveys both the awkwardness of outgrowing an old life without having a clue how to move toward a new one. --Publisher Weekly