It's Pub Day for THE BRIGHTSIDERS!
*Whips out a microphone*
Attention everyone who likes awesome things! The day has finally arrived: The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde is officially on the shelves! We are so excited and proud to finally see this amazing book out in the world.
Don't mess with the girl in the purple lipstick!
As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.
Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.
Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?
What people are saying about The Brightsiders:
"Every now and again, I read something by an author and think, 'Thank God this person decided to write books for teens.' I had that exact experience reading Wilde’s sophomore novel, a wildly fun take on stardom starring a bisexual drummer ... Definitely fun for romance-loving readers, especially ones who’ll be thrilled to see a confidently genderqueer love interest." —The B&N Teen Blog
"Emma is a complex, multifaceted character who doesn’t always make the right decisions, but she proves that relationships can be complicated regardless of one’s sexuality. The author adeptly captures the essence and confusion that young people may go through when trying to figure out their identities. ... Perfect for collections seeking high drama and romance." —School Library Journal
"Wilde exchanges fandom for music here, but the characters and relationships she creates are every bit as strong. A recommended purchase, especially for collections looking for LGBTQ titles that aren’t heavy-handed." —Booklist