A laugh-out-loud funny and emotionally resonant send-up of Legally Blonde and The Ex Talk, this is a vibrant, romantic YA novel about the journey we take to find our people and ourselves by New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord.
by Emma Lord
Wednesday Books, January 2023
Andie Rose has a plan. Transfer to the illustrious Blue Ridge State mid-Freshman year. Major in psychology. Become an iconic self-help figure. Create a lasting, positive impression on the world just like her larger-than-life, beloved talk-radio host mom—before she passed away. But even the most carefully-laid plans can fall spectacularly apart. The kind of belonging Andie has anxiously searched for—in her high-school boyfriend, Connor, in writing advice columns, in her intense Fix It Plans for other people—she finds instead in Shay, her roommate, and Valeria, a new tutor—people who begin as strangers but slowly begin to feel like home. And in her R.A., Milo, a coffee-addicted grouch with seafoam green eyes that somehow disrupts all her ideas about love and relationships. And finding the power of her voice as The Squire on Blue Ridge State’s legendary underground pirate radio station—the organization her mother founded years ago before she became a legend. Andie swore she could never follow in her mother’s incredible footsteps—but it’s Andie’s turn to become alegend in her own way. Because finding your path sometimes means learning to let go of what holds you back in order to step into the future that awaits you.
Emma Lord is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn’t writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, lots of love, and a copious amount of grilled cheese.