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Wesley James Ruined My Life

by (author) Jennifer Honeybourn

Publisher
Feiwel & Friends
Initial publish date
Jul 2017
Category
Contemporary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781250123732
    Publish Date
    Jul 2017
    List Price
    $15.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12

Description

Coworker, childhood friend, and worst enemy: the changing dynamics of friendship (and maybe...relationship?) are front and center in this charming debut novel with equal amounts of wit and heart.
Quinn is having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up, and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner.
So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England-themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score for once and for all—by getting him fired.
But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.
Wesley James Ruined My Life is an engaging romp through rivalry and restaurants from debut author Jennifer Honeybourn and chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.
Praise forWesley James Ruined My Life:
"Aneasy, breezy, funread." —VOYA
“The book’s even pacing will entice teens from the start and keep them reading…this [is a]pitch-perfect quirky summer romance.” —School Library Journal
“The writing is excellent,pacing spot-on, and main character’s voice issweet and funny.” —Lisa Buscemi Reiss, reader on SwoonReads.com

About the author

Contributor Notes

Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she'd have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in a house filled with books.Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

Editorial Reviews

Praise forWesley James Ruined My Life:
"Aneasy, breezy, fun read." —VOYA
“Quinn and Wesley arefun, well-developed protagonists, and there is a full cast of interesting secondary characters, too. The book’s even pacing will entice teens from the start and keep them reading…this [is a]pitch-perfect quirky summer romance.” —School Library Journal
“The writing is excellent,pacing spot-on, and main character’s voice issweet and funny.” —Lisa Buscemi Reiss, reader on SwoonReads.com
Immensely readable, utterly charming and absolutely un-put-downable. The duality of Quinn longing to forget Wesley while hurting over being forgotten by her Gran was just beautiful. I got a little weepy. I'm not going to lie.” —Jennifer McKenzie
“Acute and amusing read.” —Chen Yan Chang, reader on SwoonReads.com
“Sweet, well written andutterly relatable.” —Inna Hardison, reader on SwoonReads.com
“I liked the main character, Quinn—she was interesting, loyal and passionate. I was rooting for her the whole time and had to know how her story turned out. She was why I kept reading!” —GoodGothGirlReads, reader on SwoonReads.com

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