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Congratulations to Amy Spalding!

I’m thrilled to continue the parade of good news with congrats to Amy Spalding, whose next YA novel, tentatively titled THE LAST YEAR OF JAMES AND KAT, will be published by Amulet Books in Spring 2020! From the PW Children’s Bookshelf announcement:

Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has acquired world English rights to the tentatively titled The Last Year of James and Kat by Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez and Kissing Ted Callahan). Loosely based on the structure of the musical The Last Five Years, the YA novel details in alternating timelines one of the most crushing breakups of a teenager’s life: that of childhood best friends. The book will be published in spring 2020; Kate Testerman at KT Literary negotiated the deal.

I’m so excited for you to get to meet James and Kat, two childhood best friends whose relationship falls apart over the course of their senior year of high school. Plus, as Amy says, “two points of view means TWO LOVE INTERESTS and lemme tell you THEY ARE BOTH EXTREMELY SWOONY.”

If you haven’t already, please do swing by Twitter and send Amy your favorite congratulatory gifs!