Author(s): Rachel Vail
Gracie has a crush on A.J., but when she finds out that A.J. likes her best friend Sienna, she decides that the two are perfectly suited and her role as sidekick will be to help Sienna write clever texts that will dazzle A.J. To her surprise, A.J.'s texts prove to be surprisingly smart and witty. Could it be that he is getting help from his brainy best friend Emmett? There's many a twist and turn before the real perfect couple get together! Set in the tumultuous world of eighth grade, Rachel Vail's delightful take on Cyrano de Bergerac is laugh-out-loud funny, but also perceptive and touching.
A middle school love triangle gets complicated in this Cyrano de Bergerac retelling that's Sarah Dessen for tweens!
Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for young people. As a theater lover, Rachel sees and reads as many plays as she can. Well, That Was Awkward was in part inspired by her love of the play Cyrano - another tale of secrets, wit, self-confidence, self-loathing, friendship, identity-hiding, and romance that blossoms between all the wrong people. Or does it? Rachel lives in New York City with her husband, their two sons, and (like Gracie) a tortoise named Lightning. You can visit her online at www.RachelVail.com or on Twitter: @rachelvailbooks From the Hardcover edition.