Join bestselling author Becky Wallace for a reading and discussion of her new YA novel, Far From Normal. Becky will be in conversation with authors Sara B. Larson and Kathryn Purdie.
This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast. Buy your copy of the book from TKE and receive an autographed bookplate, character stickers, a postcard and a bookmark. *While supplies last.
Pre-order Far From Normal and be eligible to win a Grand Prize of three books of your choice from The King's English Bookshop! To enter Grand Prize drawing, submit your book pre-order receipt to becky_vallett@
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Maddie McPherson is sick of Normal―both her hometown of Normal, Illinois and being the ‘normal’ sibling. But when she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother’s shadow. Not to mention, a glowing letter of recommendation could secure her admission to her dream college.
But Maddie’s nickname is “CalaMaddie” for a reason, and when the company tasks her with repairing the image of teen soccer phenom Gabriel Fortunato, she wonders if she’s set herself up for embarrassment. Gabriel is a tabloid magnet, who’s best-known for flubbing Italy’s World Cup hopes. As Maddie works with him to develop “pleasant and friendly” content for social media, she also learns he’s thoughtful, multi-talented, and fiercely loyal―maybe even to a fault. Falling for a footballer is exactly how CalaMaddie would botch this internship, but with the firm pressuring her to get the job done, perhaps her heart is worth risking?