A sweet romance about overcoming unlikely obstacles, and moving forward after heartbreak and loss. Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark is an easily readable love story filled with humor and charm.
Abram and Juliette know each other. They’ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don’t really know each other—at least, not until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don’t speak.
Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell.
To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.
I adored Clark’s first novel, The Edumacation of Jay Baker, and the same witty prose that I adored there shines through again in Finding Mr. Brightside. His writing is fresh, funny, and clever; it draws readers in and keeps them engaged as the story unfolds.
His characters are instantly likable — they are brutally honest, funny despite their faults, and realistically flawed. As Abram and Juliette come together, we see their personalities unfold and the beautiful way they fill each other out despite the unique (and uniquely challenging) aspects of their relationship.
The romance is sweet and charming, and it’s one you will root for throughout every up and down. A fast read and easily engaging, Finding Mr. Brightside is in stores March 24th.
We’re giving away one copy of Finding Mr. Brightside courtesy of Macmillan Teen Books. Just tell us in the comments why you want to read Finding Mr. Brightside, and then fill out the Rafflecopter form HERE.
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Jay Clark is the author of The Edumacation of Jay Baker, which was named a Bank Street College Best Book. He’s also a random blogger. Surprisingly popular entries like “How to stop hating people in 21 minutes” and “8 tips for posting your best selfie yet!” can be found on his website: jayclarkbooks.com. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.