It Sounded Better in My Head

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Flatiron Books, Apr 7, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages

From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender and funny novel about first love and its confusions, and all of the awkwardness of teen romance.

When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day—in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.

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It Sounded Better in My Head

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Natalie is caught in-between: between year 12 exams and uni results, between her parents' slow-motion divorce, between her two best friends, Zach and Lucy, who have been dating for a while. Her self ... Read full review

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Excellent. Funny, perceptive and real

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About the author (2020)

Nina Kenwood is the marketing manager at Readings bookshop in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the book industry for ten years but has been writing, secretly, for much longer. It Sounded Better in My Head is Nina’s first novel.

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