With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.
When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.
The members of Nina's haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she'd hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.
The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina's family is on the brink of some major upheaval.
Everything feels like it's spiraling out of control—but maybe control is overrated?
Wanting her final semester at Meridian North High to be as painless as possible, Indianapolis high school senior Nina signs up for a radio broadcasting class, "reportedly one of the most fun electives you could take." Though her absent father hosts his own radio show in California, Nina has little knowledge of the field. Taking on the task of producing her group's program proves disastrous, especially when she's stuck working with a wooden-voiced host and Jamie, a childhood friend, with whom she's felt awkward ever since their potential romance soured in the eighth grade. Meanwhile, her mother's upcoming marriage to dentist Dan is bringing unanticipated changes to Nina's family. Proving once again that a teen's life is anything but simple, veteran romance writer Mills (Famous in a Small Town) delivers a well-crafted, bittersweet comedy of errors filled with realistically flawed characters and taut, witty dialogue. The book's frenzied climax and splashy resolution, showcasing an unexpected hero, sharply depicts the pain of betrayal and power of effective teamwork. Ages 14 up.
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I have read all of Emma Mills books, since the pure and perfect beginning of First and Then, and every time I read a new one it becomes my favorite.... until I reread the others! The sense of humor is delightful and I love the little advice nuggets hidden throughout. Just wonderful feel good books for the soul, this one especially.