How to Break a Boy

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Imprint, Jan 31, 2017 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages
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In this YA contemporary romance from author Laurie Devore, there's only one rule: Keep your enemies close and your friends closer.

Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do—through intimidation and manipulation.

Until Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend. Olivia decides to make a change, but it's impossible to resist taking down Adrienne one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit Du Rant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne’s war.

Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but she won't go down without a fight—not if it means losing Whit.

And definitely not if it means losing what's left of herself.

How to Break a Boy is smart, vicious fun.

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Praise for How to Break a Boy:

"Complicated girls, beautiful writing, and drama that will keep you turning the pages until the very end." Kody Keplinger, New York Times-bestselling author of The DUFF and Run

"Olivia’s interior world is full of layers and emotional complexity, and readers will root for her to find her way."—Publishers Weekly

"A razor-sharp look at grief, betrayal, and redemption. Readers won't be able to resist Olivia."Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners

 

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About the author (2017)

Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. She now lives and works in Chicago, where she misses the charms and contradictions of the south every day. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a "y’all" into every conversation. How to Break a Boy is her debut novel.