In honor of the launch of Bloomsbury Spark, the fabulous new digital imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, I've been given the opportunity to preview several of the launch titles. Of course, as fate has it, I haven't had enough time to read them all!
Because it's Contemporary YA, I read THE ART OF FALLING by Jenny Kaczorowski first.
Goodreads blurb: For seventeen-year-old
Bria Hale, image is everything. She’s a militant vegan with purple hair,
Doc Martens and a permanent scowl. Kissing captain of the football team
Ben Harris? Definitely not part of that image.
Now with each
secret kiss, she’s falling deeper for the boy every girl at Oceanside
High is crushing on. Throw in a few forbidden bacon cheeseburgers and
she’s facing one major identity crisis.
Ignoring Ben should be
easy, but when a flashy display of artistic spirit lands her in close
quarters after hours with the boy she’s too cool to like, she can’t keep
pretending those kisses meant nothing. With her reputation and her
heart on a collision course, Bria must either be true to herself or to
the persona she’s spent all of high school creating.
First of all, the cover. Isn't the cover gorgeous? It's such a great image and so true to the book. Second of all...the writing. This is a lovely, YA romance. I loved the main character. Jenny does a superb job of crafting a a complicated, strong, and utterly charming protagonist. And yet like real life, Bria isn'tperfect. I loved everything about her. Her friends are awesome. The boy for whom she falls in love is awesome too. And none of them are perfect. Just like real life.
I wanted to fall into the book and hang out with them.
The book is available on Thursday! Add it to your "to read" list on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18619662-the-art-of-falling?from_search=true