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Love & Other Natural Disasters

HarperTeen, 8 June 2021
  • Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

This delightfully disastrous queer YA rom-com is a perfect read for fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon.

When Nozomi Nagai pictured the ideal summer romance, a fake one wasn’t what she had in mind.

That was before she met the perfect girl. Willow is gorgeous, glamorous, and…heartbroken? And when she enlists Nozomi to pose as her new girlfriend to make her ex jealous, Nozomi is a willing volunteer.

Because Nozomi has a master plan of her own: one to show Willow she’s better than a stand-in, and turn their fauxmance into something real. But as the lies pile up, it’s not long before Nozomi’s schemes take a turn toward disaster…and maybe a chance at love she didn’t plan for.

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“Delightfully romantic and hugely refreshing! I loved every page!”
Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’

“Sugiura’s latest sapphic romantic comedy uses familiar tropes . . . to set up some hilariously awkward and some honestly poignant moments. ”

“Sugiura expertly details an intricate web of relationships with exquisite precision and wonderfully cringey moments to explore the joys, frustrations, and conundrums of love.”
David Yoon, New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love

“A laugh-out-loud, tender, and wholly satisfying read.”
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