Nothing

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Nothing
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Annie Barrows
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Pages:240
Dimensions(mm): Height 203,Width 135
CategoriesSocial issues
ISBN 9780062668240
ClassificationsDewey:FIC
Audience
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint Greenwillow Books
Publication Date 15 November 2018
NZ Release Date 15 November 2018
Publication Country United States

Description

This is flap copy. In theory, you are looking here to find out what this book is about so you don't go slapping down your credit card (or library card!) for some boring-ass book. You're not supposed to swear in flap copy, by the way. This description is supposed to be enticing and persuasive. It's supposed to hint that there's something completely thrilling and possibly life-changing that you will get if you buy this book and read it. So. In these pages, you will encounter the searing true-life adventures of two virginal yet smoking-hot teen girls who discover the wild passions of Sven. Will they have a threesome Read this book and find out! Yeah, right. I wish. Really, this book is about me, Charlotte, and my friend, Frankie, and some stuff that happened to us last Christmas. It wasn't anything amazing. Trust me on this one. But I, personally, am tired of reading about abused/drug-addicted/depressed/alien-infested teens. And-also personally-I think Frankie and I are pretty funny. Actually, I think we're hilarious, but that could be a me-thing. So if you want to read about some not-incredible-but-not-entirely-basic fifteen-year-old girls, then this book is for you! That's as enticing as it's going to get. P.S. Don't get all excited about Sven. There is no Sven.

Author Biography

Annie Barrows is a middle-aged lady who doesn't talk very much, which is why none of the kids who hang out in her house noticed that she was writing down everything they said. She's like a ninja, except she's never killed anyone. Okay, okay, she's also the author of the Ivy + Bean books-remember them? They were fun!-and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. All of which were New York Times bestsellers, if you care about that kind of thing. www.anniebarrows.com

Reviews

"Barrows captures the highs and lows of her characters' emotional lives with remarkable feeling, revealing how even the most joined-at-the-hip BFFs inevitably have secrets and resentments. ...Spending time with these two is a lovely, low-key pleasure." -- New York Times Book Review "A charming novel about the daily ups and downs of school, love interests, friends, families, and social media. Barrows turns her keen observational eye toward teenagers, and the results are authentic and funny...Check out this book." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In her first work for teens, Barrows writes a realistic story about girls growing up in a suburban California town. Char and Frankie hang out...and think about kissing, growing up, taking chances, and feeling awkward. ...readers will love [Charlotte's] brash honesty." -- Publishers Weekly "This innocently edgy but ultimately provocative novel...is about nothing and everything. ...Their search for meaning is palpable." -- San Francisco Chronicle "The `Nothing' girls have more going on than they would like. ...writing down your everyday experiences, whether in book, journal, or some other form can encourage even those people most bored with life to come out of their shell and discover truths that they never saw coming." -- YA Books Central "Barrows, author of the Ivy + Bean chapter book series, has a knack for female friendships, and Charlotte and Frankie are a memorable pair." -- The Horn Book