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Amelia Westlake Was Never Here

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here

A fiercely funny, queer romantic comedy about two girls who can’t stand each other, but join forces in a grand feminist plan to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school.

Harriet Price is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will Everhart is a troublemaker who’s never met an injustice she didn’t fight. When their swim coach’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up to expose his misdeeds, pulling provocative pranks and creating the instantly legendary Amelia Westlake–an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But as tensions burn throughout their school–who is Amelia Westlake?–and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

Award-winning author Erin Gough’s Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is a funny, smart, and all-too-timely story of girls fighting back against power and privilege–and finding love while they’re at it.
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Lgbt

On Sale: May 21st 2019

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9780316450652

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Reader Reviews


The Readings Young Adult Book Prize Winner (2018)
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"Gough's novel pulses with hilarious, defiant heart. I rooted for unlikely allies Harriet and Will from the first pages and couldn't get enough of their chemistry. Maybe Amelia Westlake is imaginary, but her triumph over injustice is so gratifying and genuine."—Adrienne Kisner, author of Dear Rachel Maddow
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"Empowering and insightful, Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is a rollicking reminder that even the smallest actions can change the world. This book is a feminist, romantic delight."—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Girl Made of Stars
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"Filled with surprises and twists, Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is so smart and quick that I found myself speed reading to find out what happened next--and then going back to make sure I didn't miss a single line. Smart and effortless."—Katrina Leno, author of The Half Life of Molly Pierce
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