A Totally Awkward Love Story (Hardcover)
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Some loves are meant to be. Others are awkward. Get ready for the second type in this "laugh-out-loud" (Bustle.com) romance about missed connections and trying to find—and keep—"The One." Written by a former real-life couple!
The summer before college, Hannah swears she’s finally going to find The One. And for five perfect minutes, she does. She just wishes she’d caught his name.
For Sam, the summer is off to a bad start. But after five minutes with some strange and hilarious girl, he’s head over heels. With his luck, though, he’ll never see her again, and he’ll remain a girlfriendless, moony-eyed virgin. Forever.
But another chance meeting brings them together, only to have a misunderstanding drive them apart. Madcap mishaps, raunchy hilarity, and deep romance follow these two wherever they go. For two people so clearly destined for each other, they sure have a hell of a lot of trouble even getting together.
“Filled with madcap, hilarious moments and deep romance, A Totally Awkward Love Story will have readers laughing out loud as they commiserate with Sam and Hannah and remember their own awkward moments.” —Hypable.com
"Broad City meets Judy Blume." —YABooksCentral.com
"An engaging and endearing story of what it is to find your place in the world and a person to share it with." —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison met at the end of high school and quickly became sweethearts. Though they broke up in college, they remain best friends. Lucy is a librarian at a girls' school in central London, where she gets most of her inspiration. Tom is a journalist and has written for Time Out, Vice, ESPN, Glamour, and many other publications. Their first book, A Totally Awkward Love Story, was partially inspired by their own high school relationship, with Tom writing Sam’s chapters and Lucy writing Hannah’s. Freshmen is their second novel together.
"Their senses of humor will have readers chuckling throughout." —San Francisco Book Review
"Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison are embracing the awkward." —RT Book Reviews
“Told in alternating narratives…both characters are relatable and charming in unique ways.” —Horn Book Guide Reviews
“A fun romantic comedy.” —SLJ
“Raunchy, irreverent slapstick.” —Booklist
"A fun, edgy read." —Children's Book Council
"The characters are perfect, the story engaging and entertaining, and I can't recommend the book enough!" —MeMyShelfAndI.com
"A fun, light, and hilarious summer read." —TheFandom.net
"Funny and genuine, this one deserves a thumbs up." —Hazel, StayBookish.com
"Quirky, hilarious, witty, and charming." —TakeMeAwayToAGreatRead.com