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THE NEW GUY gets his first blurb!

Huge thanks to Melissa Walker, author of Ashes to Ashes and Violet on the Runway, for her fabulous blurb of Amy Spalding‘s next novel The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions)!


Want to know more? Check out the catalogue copy below, and hit IndieBound or your favorite bookstore to order your copy today!

A ridiculously cute, formerly-famous new guy dropping into your life? It’s practically every girl’s dream. But not Jules McCallister-Morgan’s.

I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up1. I have one main goal for my senior year — early acceptance into my first choice Ivy League college — and I will not be deterred by best friends, moms who think I could stand to “live a little,” or boys.

At least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell2.

And before Alex Powell “betrayed” me3.

I know what you’re thinking: Calm down, Jules. But you don’t understand. This stuff “matters.” This is my “life.” And I’m not going down without a fight.

  1. Okay, I sort of did. But it’s a sore subject.
  2. I mean, I guess “everyone” knows about Alex Powell? Two years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about viral video boy band sensation Chaos 4 All. Two years ago, Alex Powell was “famous.”
  3. Some people think I’m overreacting. But this. Means. War.

Filled with romance, rivalry, and passive-aggressive dog walking, Amy Spalding delivers a hilariously relatable high school story that’s sure to have you falling for “The New Guy.”