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The Year I Stopped Trying

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The Year I Stopped Trying

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Booksmart meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel of overachieving, existential crises, growing up, and coming out, from the author of Girl Crushed and Never Have I Ever.

Mary is having an existential crisis. She's a good student, she never gets in trouble, and she is searching for the meaning of life. She always thought she'd find it in a perfect score on the SATs. But by junior year, Mary isn't so sure anymore.

The first time, it's an accident. She forgets to do a history assignment. She even crosses "history essay" off in her pristine planner. And then: Nothing happens. She doesn't burst into flames, the world doesn't end, the teacher doesn't even pull her aside after class.

So she asks herself: Why am I trying so hard? What if I stop?

With her signature wit and heaps of dark humor, Katie Heaney delivers a stunning YA novel the sprints full-force into the big questions our teen years beg--and adeptly unravels their web.

Katie Heaney is the author of the memoirs Never Have I Ever and Would You Rather?, and the novels Dear Emma and Public Relations. She is a senior health writer at the Cut, and you can find her on Twitter at @KTHeaney.

ISBN: 9780593118283

ISBN-10: 9780593118283

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 11/16/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/16/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Sex