Leah Johnson
You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown

Johnson makes a triumphant debut with her happy and poignant YA novel. Orchestra geek Liz Lighty stays out of the spotlight in small town Campbell, Indiana, and she's totally okay with her wallflower status. She has a plan to escape the Midwest and become a doctor, and it all starts with attending her elite dream school, Pennington College. When her financial aid package falls short, Liz is devastated until she remembers that her school offers a large scholarship for the prom king and queen each year. Reluctant to subject herself to extra attention but eager to win the money, Liz enters the competition for prom queen. The smart and funny new girl in school makes events leading up to prom more bearable, but Mack is also vying for the prom queen title. As Liz develops feelings for her, the competition gets complicated.

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Rise to the Sun

Rise to the Sun

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Following her triumphant debut You Should See Me in a Crown, Johnson delivers another YA novel full of friendship, romance, and music. Indiana teenagers Olivia and Toni stand on the precipice of change—but first, unbeknownst to each other, they can’t wait to attend the massive Farmland Music Festival with their respective best friends. Neither has finding love on their mind: Olivia is getting over a bad breakup; Toni is about to leave for college, and is still grieving a terrible loss. But each pair of friends desperately wants to win the #FoundAtFarmland scavenger hunt, and so they all team up—and when they do, sparks fly. Unfolding over a single weekend, this delightful story boasts a fast-paced plot, a whole lot of heart, and literary references to Jane Austen, Jo March, and Zora Heale Hurston. (Content warnings for gun violence, death of a parent, and sharing explicit images of a minor.)

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