Late to the Party

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Publisher Description

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, and what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.

Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.

She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.

So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids.

But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia. The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2020
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Roaring Brook Press
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 7-13

Customer Reviews

Merkyyyy ,

Loved!!

I loved this book so much! 10/10 recommend.

esteliano24/7 ,

✨✨✨

Amazing
5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amazing
Really amazing, I was so sad when it ended
Loved it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

stephienut ,

Well written, enjoyable even as an adult

If you are like me, a 30 year old lesbian, who recently has gone through some major life changes that has me completely nostalgic for my youth, and are now obsessed with young adult queer fiction, then I definitely recommend this book. It pulls you in, and doesn’t have any plot having to do with dying teenagers, so that’s a plus. For real though, it’s a great book.

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