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Luke (Male), Student, Boyfriend of Emaline; enjoys clubbing
Emaline (Female), Student, Been Luke's girlfriend since they were kids; prepares to head to college; begins to fall for Theo
Theo (Male), Outsider from New York; helping on a documentary film; falls for Emaline
Young adult
High school students
Man-woman relationships
Small town life
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Emaline has grown up happily in the quiet beach town of Colby, N.C. (a setting that will be familiar to Dessen's many fans), where she lives with her mother, stepfather, and stepsisters. She's been dating a handsome local boy, Luke, for four years; they both work for her grandmother's property rental company and plan to attend East U in the fall. Then Emaline's quasi-estranged birth father and her 10-year-old half-brother, Benji, show up, as does another out-of-towner-an ambitious and romantic filmmaker's intern named Theo-upending Emaline's life and aspirations. Family, self-discovery, and change have always been key themes in Dessen's (What Happened to Goodbye) work, and they take center stage. Even though Emaline has two boys falling in and out of love with her, what's most at stake for her is figuring out what she wants for her future and deciding who to prioritize within her highly populated and very busy life. Dessen is as skilled as ever at turning out steady, satisfying stories about teens that are easy to fall for. Ages 12-up. Agent: Leigh Feldman, Writers House. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A New York Times bestseller <br>  <br> Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. <br>  <br> He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.<br> <br> Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.<br> <br> Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?<br> <br> Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?<br> <br> Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.<br>  <br> "Completely engaging, infused with moments of sweetness, humor and major epiphanies." -- Kirkus Reviews <br>  <br> Also by Sarah Dessen: <br> Along for the Ride <br> Dreamland <br> Just Listen <br> Keeping the Moon <br> Lock and Key <br> Someone Like You <br> That Summer <br> This Lullaby <br> The Truth About Forever <br> What Happened to Goodbye
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