The Exact Opposite of Okay

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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Laura Steven is an author, journalist, and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. Her debut novel is The Exact Opposite of Okay. By day, Laura works for Mslexia, a nonprofit organization supporting women writers. She has an MA in creative writing, and her TV pilot Clickbait--a mockumentary about journalists at a viral news agency--reached the final eight in British Comedy's 2016 Sitcom Mission. Laura's journalism has been featured in the inewspaper, Buzzfeed, the Guardian, and Living North. She won a Northern Writers' Award in 2018 for her work in progress--a piece of speculative fiction exploring creativity as protest.


"Laura Steven simultaneously destroyed the patriarchy and made me laugh so hard I choked. I will protect Izzy O'Neill with my life." -- -Becky Albertalli, author of SIMON VS THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA

"Essential for opening and fueling dialogue about a culture that normalizes slut-shaming and promotes toxic masculinity." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

'Brilliant. Hilarious. Important. Pick this one up and spend the rest of your life wanting to be best friends with Izzy O'Neill' -- Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Season and Priory of the Orange Tree

'Bold, brash, unapologetic, and hilarious, this electric debut is the sex-positive YA novel I've been craving' -- Kass Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of The 100

'Funny, unapologetic and shameless in the best possible way, this is a YA heroine (and book) that you've never seen before' -- Louise O'Neill, award-winning author of Asking for It

'This book will make you laugh out loud, nod in agreement, cringe with recognition, and stand up and cheer. I adored it' -- Katherine Webber, author of The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

"Izzy's feisty, confident narration in this title...takes direct aim at societal norms that inhibit and shame women's sexuality" -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Izzy's wry voice and fierce spirit make her impossible not to root for." -- Booklist