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Cover Reveal: 16 WAYS TO BREAK A HEART by Lauren Strasnick

Happy 2017! We're excited to start off the year with the vibrant, colorful cover of Lauren Strasnick's newest YA novel, 16 WAYS TO BREAK A HEART. It'll be published by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins in July (2017). Take a look!


Natalie and Dan were electric from the moment they met. Witty banter and sizzling chemistry made falling in love easy—even inevitable. He was in awe of her subversive art and contagious zest for life; she was drawn to his good-guy charm and drive to succeed as a documentary filmmaker.

But that was before. Before hot tempers turned to blowout fights. Before a few little lies turned to broken trust. Before a hundred tiny slights broke them open and exposed the ugly truth of their relationship.

And now Natalie wants Dan to know just how much he broke her.

Over the course of one fateful day, Dan reads sixteen letters that Natalie has secretly, brilliantly hidden in places only he will find. And as he pieces together her version of their love story, he realizes that she has one final message for him. One that might just send his carefully constructed life tumbling down.

Unfolding through letters, texts, and chats, Lauren Strasnick’s smart, sexy, page-turning new novel is the ultimate he said/she said breakdown of a relationship gone wrong.

And here's the cover of 16 WAYS TO BREAK A HEART

Lauren's thoughts on the cover:
Katie Fitch at Harper designed the book. She and my editor, Alex Arnold, jotted down a bunch of images from the novel's key scenes that they thought might evoke a certain mood/feeling: palm trees, Chinese take-out containers, my narrator's beige Buick. There's a lot of collage art in the novel, so Katie commissioned a Los Angeles-based artist named Joanna Neborsky to bring some of that to life. She wanted the cover to feel strongly LA, and Joanna delivered! It feels very early-90s-California to me. Very Weetzie Bat. I love the combat boots and the undone denim hem on the jeans. So on-trend! What's old is new!

About Lauren:

Lauren Strasnick is the author of Nothing Like You, Here and Me and You, and Then You Were Gone. She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches fiction in the MFA program at Antioch University.
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Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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