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About Leah Johnson
Leah Johnson is an eternal midwesterner and author of award-winning books for children and young adults. Her bestselling debut YA novel, YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, was a Stonewall Honor Book, the inaugural Reese's Book Club YA pick, and named a best book of the year by Amazon, Kirkus, Marie Claire, Publishers Weekly, and New York Public Library. Leah's essays and cultural criticism can be found in Teen Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan among others. Her sophomore novel, RISE TO THE SUN is available now wherever books are sold. Visit her at byleahjohnson.com.
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A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time
A Stonewall Honor Book
A Reese's Book Club YA Pick
Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay -- Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.
But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down . . . until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington.
The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?
Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped. But after the fallout from her last breakup has left her an outcast at school and at home, she’s determined to turn over a new leaf. A crush-free weekend at Farmland Music and Arts Festival with her best friend is just what she needs to get her mind off the senior year that awaits her.
Toni is one week away from starting college, and it’s the last place she wants to be. Unsure about who she wants to become and still reeling in the wake of the loss of her musician-turned-roadie father, she’s heading back to the music festival that changed his life in hopes that following in his footsteps will help her find her own way forward.
When the two arrive at Farmland, the last thing they expect is to realize that they’ll need to join forces in order to get what they’re searching for out of the weekend. As they work together, the festival becomes so much more complicated than they bargained for. Olivia and Toni will find that they need each other, and music, more than they ever could have imagined.
Packed with irresistible romance and irrepressible heart, bestselling author Leah Johnson delivers a stunning and cinematic story about grief, love, and the remarkable power of music to heal and connect us all.
Pour entrer dans la fac de ses rêves, Liz Lighty doit être élue reine de la promo !
LIZ LIGHTY rêve d'aller à la prestigieuse université de Pennington pour jouer dans son célèbre orchestre et devenir médecin, mais son rêve s'écroule quand la bourse sur laquelle elle comptait lui est refusée. Il ne lui reste alors qu'un seul moyen pour accéder à son but : devenir la reine de la promo de son lycée et remporter la somme qui lui permettra d'aller à Pennington.
Pour cela, elle va devoir endurer la rudesse des réseaux sociaux, les concurrentes peu aimables, voire très hostiles, et les évènements publics humiliants. La seule chose positive dans tout cela est la nouvelle du lycée : Mack. Elle est intelligente, belle et elle a l'air d'être elle aussi une outsider. Mais voilà... Mack est également décidée à décrocher la couronne de la reine de la promo. Liz laissera-t-elle ses sentiments prendre le pas sur son objectif ?
La Méthode Lighty
est une comédie acidulée dans l'air du temps : drôle, romantique, cruelle, touchante et à dévorer sans modération !