From the author of Dreamology comes a young adult love story that blurs the line between reality and fiction…
Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.
It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.
But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?
The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut novel, which School Library Journal called “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”
la the film Adaptation, Keating (Dreamology) inserts a fictional version of herself into her entertaining second novel. Seventeen-year-old Annabelle's life is on track: her family lives comfortably in Venice Beach, and she's heading to Columbia University. When she learns that her parents are separating and selling their house, her sense of security is disrupted, but this discomfort is nothing compared to what she learns from a visiting author at her school Lucy Keating. The writer informs Annabelle that she is merely a character in the book she's working on, and that Annabelle's life is being shaken up in order for her character to grow. Keating also introduces Will, a boy who is perfect for Annabelle at least on paper but Annabelle is increasingly drawn to her brother's charmingly imperfect friend Elliot. Keating sustains the clever conceit throughout, creating a tug-of-war between Annabelle and her creator that highlights both Annabelle's frustrations and the author's insecurities. Avid readers will enjoy the playful suggestion that although characters are inventions of their authors, they also take on lives of their own. An Alloy Entertainment property. Ages 13 up.