Not Now, Not Ever: A Novel

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Elliott is torn between two worlds: that of her Air-Force mother and her lawyer father. The problem is she cannot make them both happy, and neither path will make her happy. So she goes behind their backs and gets accepted to summer camp at Rayevich, a college with her dream program in science fiction literature. There, she plans to compete for a full college scholarship, imagining herself combing through the science fiction section of the library. However, when her annoying cousin, Isaiah, joins her there, also lying to his family, she fears the game is already up, and she barely made it a day. How will she ever make it through the weeks of camp and earn that scholarship?

Anderson attacks race and stereotypes head-on and without apology. It’s just a story about a girl, a boy, and a scholarship for the best of the best, regardless of family background or income level. What seems at first a flippant love story evolves into a deeper tale of family and first loves with a strong message. This one is for those who want to follow their hearts but know the road will be difficult and compromise may be inevitable.

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Author Lily Anderson
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Wednesday Books
Publish Date 2017-Nov-21
ISBN 9781250142108 Buy this Book
Issue April 2018
Category Young Adult


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