The Year of Living Awkwardly: Sophomore Year

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Emma Chastain is a graduate of Barnard College and the creative writing MFA program at Boston University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.


Chloe Snow has a lot going on in her sophomore year, and you know she's bringing her diary along wherever she goes! Chastain (Confessions of a High School Disaster, 2017) unquestionably taps into the psyche of a sophomore girl's mind, and it feels effortless. For those who kept diaries while growing up, Chloe is remarkably relatable. This sequel doesn't further the plot in any drastic way, but this is part of what makes it feel so genuine. Chloe is still dealing with many of the same issues: her parents' separation, her father's new girlfriend, social-hierarchy politics, and of course, boys. Chloe is acutely self-aware, writing: "And yet all I do is whine and obsess about myself." The diary format necessitates this fact; she's writing in a book about herself almost every day. In actuality, what she does is realistically demonstrate the complicated balance of self-centeredness and empathy that high school demands. There are few protagonists who are written as believable and endearing as Chloe Snow. -- Caitlin Kling--Booklist "June 1, 2018 "
"Chloe Snow's Diary goes far beyond the expected awesomeness + angst of a freshman in high school, though it has both of those qualities in spades. But Chloe Snow, in all her hilarious brilliance, will also break your heart and make you bawl those "happy to be alive" tears. Amazing."

--Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of The Infinite Moment of Us