AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined won the OLA White Pine Award in 2018; it was also shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, and the Ruth & Sylvia Schwartz Award.
HOT TOPIC: This book is perfect for discussion surrounding the grey area of consent, as well as the #metoo movement in general, and waitressing in particular. See for example recent media about tips: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/11/business/tipping-sexual-harassment.html
KEEPING IT LIGHT: While the subject matter is no laughing matter, there are great moments of lightness in the story, which features funny banter between Libby and her friends.
SHOWCASES A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP: Even as Danielle explores some of the more challenging aspects of consent, there is a positive budding relationship between Libby and one of her male friends, with the promise of something to come.
STRONG COPUBLISHER PARTNER: We are co-pubbing again with Viking on this latest book by Danielle.
One of CBC Books’ Best Middle-Grade and Young Adult Books of 2020
One of Canadian Children’s Book News’ Best Books of 2020
One of the Ontario Library Association’s 2020 Best Bets selection, Young Adult Fiction category
PRAISE FOR He Must Like You:
“There are few writers of any stripe capable of tackling important, tough topics with as much grace, heart, humor, and righteous fury as Danielle Younge-Ullman, and nowhere is that more abundantly on display than in He Must Like You. This is a must-read. —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King
”This novel opens a much-needed conversation about consent, boldly addressing personal and professional assault in an empowering, engrossing read. A must for young women.” —Lori Goldstein, author of Screen Queens
“The novel takes on the topic of nonconsent and how deeply it is baked into male-female interactions in American society, a subject as fraught as things can get.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This is a must-read novel for every teenage girl – and guy for that matter.” —Highly Recommended, CM Reviews
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