A Pretty Implausible Premise

by Karen Rivers

Shipping to the U.S. only. Please see our International FAQ for more information.

$18.99

Also available at

In this touching novel, Hattie and Presley’s instant connection seemed implausible—almost impossible—but falling in love is exactly what they needed to escape the ghosts of their pasts.

Head-spinning, Taylor-Swift-song-level feelings. Their instant connection seems implausible, even impossible, as they start to realize all they have in common. Both are grieving,...
Read More

Published By Algonquin Young Readers

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 384

Publication Date 09/26/2023

ISBN 9781616208165

Dimensions 5.85 inches x 8.5 inches


Praise for A Pretty Implausible Premise:

"Told in literary and lyrical prose, this stunning contemporary coming-of-age novel rings romantically and nostalgically true. Contemporary readers will enjoy the snug-fitting references to Taylor Swift and (less obviously) John and Hank Green that give the novel a real world feel without inducing a cringe or a real threat of datedness, even for future readers... Heartfelt and cerebral enough to be cognitively delicious but not elitist, the prose and characterization make the overall result feel like a warm, glowing sunset." Booklist, starred review

"Rivers organically pulls off the improbable premise of love conquering all; lightly speculative elements, smart attention to each minute detail, and Hattie and Presley’s convincing character arcs proffer an at once melancholy and joyful romance." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Rivers explores trauma with sensitivity: Readers see the wide range of emotions and coping mechanisms that can come into play." Kirkus Reviews

Praise for You Are the Everything:

“This is good choice for those who enjoyed E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars or books with pieces that only fit together after a surprising ending. Fans of unreliable narrators and twist endings will clamor for this story of romance and survival.” School Library Journal, starred review

“Philosophical readers will find much to love here; Rivers picks apart the nuances of friendship and romance, with their attendant loyalties and conflicts . . .  You Are the Everything is an unusual and compelling novel that skillfully plays with narrative perspective.” Booklist, starred review

“Well-written and emotionally resonant, this is an unusual and poignant story . . . that explores unfulfilled dreams and ideas of what might have been.” Kirkus Reviews

"If you're looking for a contemporary romance that's different from any other book you've ever read, this one is for you.” Young Adult Books Central