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Contemporary YA romantic comedies about teens trying a new identity and grabbing the spotlight—and the girl.
The first Reese’s YA Book Club pick, Leah Johnson’s debut novel You Should See Me a Crown features Liz Lighty, who has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. Liz’s escape plan—go to a top college—is upended when her financial aid falls through. Her plan B is to win the scholarship attached to the prom queen, but the new girl, Mack, is also in the running and Liz is falling for the competition…
Bestselling author David Yoon’s Super Fake Love Song introduces Sunny Dae, who finds himself knee-deep in a lie—that he’s the front man of a rock band—trying to impress his dream girl, Cirrus. Soon he finds himself enjoying the popularity and confidence that come with his rocker persona; but Sunny’s house of cards threatens to come tumbling down, and he is forced to wonder if it was all worth it—and if it’s possible to ever truly change.