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In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller 99 Days, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Molly Barlow finds herself in Europe on her summer vacation, desperately trying to forget everything that happened a year ago. But over the course of nine days and nine nights, her whole life will be turned upside down once more. . . .

Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago… After all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said I love you to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend 9 days and 9 nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new and improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?

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Critical Praise

Praise for FIREWORKS: “A compelling portrait of the intimacies of close girl friendships …and a romance as hot as the midsummer Orlando sun” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for FIREWORKS: “Cotugno hits the nail on the head when exploring female friendship and the difficulties surrounding life in the spotlight. This devourable novel will appeal to those interested in the creation of fame, but also to any girl on the cusp of change.” —Booklist

Praise for FIREWORKS: “A thrilling, intense read...this book will hook readers.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for FIREWORKS: “[A] fast-paced drama about the significance of authentic friendship and romance.” —School Library Journal

Praise for 99 DAYS: “This book will appeal to fans of E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks (Hyperion, 2008), offering complex characters, plot twists, and an insightful look at society’s double standards.” —School Library Journal

Praise for 99 DAYS: “A thought-provoking story...[that] explores the powerful bonds that arise between childhood friends who grow up to discover romance” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for 99 DAYS: “Molly’s a totally engaging, multi-faceted character…A fascinating story of adolescent love and betrayal.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for 99 DAYS: “A complicated, compelling summer romance…and a whole lot of kissing make[s] this one to stick in the beach bag.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “There are those novels, once in a spectacular blue moon, that just feel perfect. How to Love is that book. Perfect.” —Carolyn Mackler, winner of the Printz Honor and bestselling author of The Future of Us

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “How to Love is epic. I crushed so hard on this book. A roller coaster ride with all the euphoric highs and the stomach-dropping lows of falling in love. The writing is as beautiful as the love story. I adored it!” —Siobhan Vivian, author of The List

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “A vibrant, sparkling narrative of first love and second chances - will remind you that love isn’t ever easy, but falling for a great story is.” —Entertainment Weekly

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “[In this] confident debut...it’s impossible not to root for the two of them to beat the odds.” —Publishers Weekly

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “Cotugno’s debut ambitiously, and intriguingly, follows a couple who fall in love twice, over two different time periods.” —Booklist

Praise for HOW TO LOVE: “Readers looking for a story of whirlwind passion…and a happily-ever-after drive into the sunset will not be disappointed.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062674098
  • ISBN 10: 0062674099
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 05/01/2018
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Dating & Sex
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Travel & Transportation / General

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