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ARC Reveal + Giveaway: HOW TO BREAK A BOY by Laurie Devore

Today we're excited to reveal the (not-yet-final) cover of HOW TO BREAK A BOY, a debut contemporary YA by longtime friend-of-the-Highway Laurie Devore. Laurie writes some of my favorite "girls behaving badly," and this book promises not to disappoint -- check out this synopsis:

Keep your enemies close, but your friends closer.

Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do--through intimidation and manipulation.

After Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend, Olivia is over it. She decides to make a change--but it's impossible to resist taking Adrienne down one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit DuRant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne's war.

Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but this time she won't go down without a fight--not if it means losing Whit.

And definitely not if it means losing what's left of herself.

What does Laurie think?

"What I really love about the cover is that it’s bold – it demands attention. I thought that was so essential for Olivia’s story, as she’s constantly pushing at her own boundaries, working to not be defined by other people. And even though the cover is so much fun, the chewed up gum and eye-catching font give a sense of something darker beneath the surface, which couldn’t be more perfect for this book. I’m so happy with the way it all came together!"

Are you ready to see it?

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AND! Because I was supposed to post this two days ago and completely borked my calendar (and because I love Laurie a lot),
I am giving away a pre-order of HOW TO BREAK A BOY -- just enter below!

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Congrats, Laurie! <3


Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. She now lives and works in Chicago, where she misses the charms and contradictions of the south every day. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a "y’all" into every conversation. How to Break a Boy is her debut novel.

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Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. I love the cover and the idea of mean girl characters. It's so out of the contemporary YA norm. I'm very excited for this!!


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