It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne audiobook

It Only Happens in the Movies

By Holly Bourne
Read by Nicola Barber

HMH Young Readers Audio, HMH Audio, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9780358172062

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358437208

  • ISBN: 9781664783478

  • ISBN: 9781664783461

  • ISBN: 9781665066297

Runtime: 9.41 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From award-winning British author Holly Bourne comes a clever, deconstructed rom-com that proves that in real life “girl meets boy” doesn't always mean “happily ever after” . . . or does it? At turns funny, feminist, and achingly real, this read is perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Patrick Ness, and Julie Buxbaum.

Audrey is over romance. While dealing with her parents’ contentious divorce, a breakup of her own, and shifting friendship dynamics, she has every reason to feel cynical. But then she meets Harry, her fellow coworker at the local cinema. He’s brash, impulsive, and a major flirt. And even though Audrey tries to resist, she finds herself falling for his charms. But in this funny, insightful, and ultimately empowering novel, love—and life—isn’t what it’s like in the movies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

★ "It's enough that this well-cast British import cleverly elevates and deconstructs genre tropes without ever belittling them, but it goes beyond even that, candidly addressing the weight of expectation behind a first sexual experience and the misconceptions that women especially often have about theirs. A substantial romance for even the most skeptical teens. Booklist, STARRED review  "Audrey and Harry’s relationship sings with witty banter, electric heat, and feverish emotion, but Audrey’s journey to self-discovery reaps even more rewards, leaving readers with a fresh, realistic look at first love...A wild ride that’s high on drama and deep in self-reflection.
“Audrey and Harry’s relationship sings with witty banter, electric heat, and feverish emotion, but Audrey’s journey to self-discovery reaps even more rewards, leaving readers with a fresh, realistic look at first love…A wild ride that’s high on drama and deep in self-reflection.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Holly Bourne

Author Bio: Holly Bourne

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.41
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English