The Year I Stopped Trying

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The Year I Stopped Trying

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Mary never imagined spending her junior year with an existential crisis—but here she is, in this story of overachieving, 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 Girl Crushed, Dear Emma, and Public Relations. She is a senior health writer at the Cut, and you can find her on Twitter at @KTHeaney.

ISBN: 9780593118313

ISBN-10: 9780593118313

Publisher: Ember

Publication Date: 02/06/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/06/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Sex