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Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale

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"So many strange and wonderful things happen at every twist and turn, you'll be happy to wander with Josie . . . Each book she descends into seems to teach her something, and even if it's not obvious where the story is going, we're in it for the long haul." --NPR

 

From Shannon Hale, bestselling author of Austenland, comes Kind of a Big Deal: a story that will suck you in--literally.

 

There's nothing worse than peaking in high school. Nobody knows that better than Josie Pie.

 

She was kind of a big deal--she dropped out of high school to be a star! But the bigger you are, the harder you fall. And Josie fell. Hard. Ouch. Broadway dream: dead.

 

Meanwhile, her life keeps imploding. Best friend: distant. Boyfriend: busy. Mom: not playing with a full deck? Desperate to escape, Josie gets into reading.

 

Literally. She reads a book and suddenly she's inside it. And with each book, she's a different character: a post-apocalyptic heroine, the lead in a YA rom-com, a 17th century wench in a corset.

 

It's alarming. But also . . . kind of amazing?

 

It's the perfect way to live out her fantasies. Book after book, Josie the failed star finds a new way to shine. But the longer she stays in a story, the harder it becomes to escape.

 

Will Josie find a story so good that she just stays forever?

Hardcover, 400 pages.

Young adult fiction, romantic comedy.