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Everybody Knows Your Name
Author: Andrew Seigel & Brent Bradshaw
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Her father’s dead, her boyfriend’s ditched her to commit himself more fully to surfing, and her mother’s depressed because she can’t get cast on The Real Housewives of Orange County. All Magnolia wants is to reinvent herself.
Half his family is in jail, the other half probably should be, he shoplifted his way into a job at a record store, and his brother pawned his 1953 Telecaster for a quick buck. All Ford wants is to reinvent himself.
Ford, meet Magnolia.
When the two teens are cast in Spotlight, a reality TV singing competition, both see it as their chance to start anew. With each episode, as they live together in a Hollywood Hills mansion and sing their hearts out, Ford and Magnolia fall in love. But how genuine can that love be when a television audience is watching their every move—and when their pasts are catching up them so much faster than they can run?
Perfect for fans of Pitch Perfect, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Mindy Kaling, and Meg Cabot, Everybody Knows Your Name is a romantic comedy that delivers an unforgettable cast of characters (and way more laughs than any episode of American Idol).
Why I'm Excited:
This sounds adorable. I'm in love with the idea of two singing competition contestants falling for each other. Both of their families sound like total messes, but maybe in an endearing way (being depressed because she can't be a housewife, etc). Also, I love everything they listed as "for fans of": Minday Kaling, Meg Cabot, AND Pitch Perfect. Yes, yes, and yes. I'm not completely sold on the cover, but it's pretty cute. I like her illustration more than his.
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