The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) (Hardcover)
Filled with romance, rivalry, and passive-aggressive dog walking, Amy Spalding delivers a hilariously relatable story about how even the best-laid plans sometimes need to be rewritten.
What's the only thing that could derail overachiever Jules's perfect senior year? Alex Powell--former member of boy-band sensation Chaos 4 All and newest transfer to Eagle Vista Academy.
Alex seems cool enough when he starts spending time with Jules. In fact, he turns out to be quite the romantic (not to mention a killer kisser). And after getting over the initial shock that someone like Alex might actually like like her, Jules accepts that having a boyfriend could be a nice addition to her packed schedule. That is, until Alex commits the ultimate betrayal, which threatens to ruin her high school career, and possibly her entire future.
This. Means. War.
About the Author
Amy Spalding grew up in St. Louis, but now lives in the better weather of Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University, an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School, and currently manages digital media planning for an advertising agency specializing in indie film. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and can be seen performing around L.A. Amy is also the author of Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys), The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions), The Reece Malcolm List, and Ink Is Thicker than Water.
Praise for The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions):"Every Directioner's dream come to life.—TeenVogue.com
"The sparks that fly between Jules and Alex, the ex-boy band star and newest addition to the senior class, are hot enough to make them a couple worth rooting for..."—Kirkus Reviews
"Characters and plot are painted in broad, bright strokes; Spalding has a quick, easy sense of humor..."—Publishers Weekly
"Spalding excels at creating flawed characters whose own issues and mistakes propel the plot forward...this book will appeal to those who want a gentle high school drama with a touch of romance."—School Library Journal
"The internal conflict between her drive to succeed and her attraction to Alex make Jules the most dynamic character...Jules's first-person narration pulls the reader into her thoughts and feelings, and her dialogue creates a sense of immediacy."—VOYA
"One of the funniest YA novels I've read...You'll love every minute of it."—BookRiot
"This is easily one of the funniest YA novels you'll read all year - maybe ever."—Paste
"Jules' hilarious dilemmas will appeal to every girl who's ever been thrown off her game by a crush (so, every girl). Amy Spalding writes endearing characters who stumble and soar in the most entertaining ways."—Melissa Walker, author of Unbreak My Heart
You'll get sucked into this mystery with a wry sense of humor just as curmudgeon Sheldon Horowitz does. As he reluctantly moves in with his granddaughter in Oslo, Norway, he becomes involved in protecting a young boy and in the process is changed. One of my favorites. - Nikki