YA Feature: Freshmen by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison

Hi Kid Lit fans! Today we’re also bringing to you a June 12th, 2018 YA title that is currently en route to one of our reviewers, but we wanted to make sure you knew about it since we didn’t have a review for you on release date!

Thanks a million to the publisher for the review copy!

Please stay tuned to @charlotteknowsbooks on Instagram for her review and to the #kidlitexchange tag for further reviews!

Freshmen

A laugh-out-loud, realistic portrayal of a freshman year in college for fans of Girls and Broad City.

FRESHMEN
By Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Book Description

Getting in is just the beginning.

The author team of Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison are back with another laugh-out-loud and at times cringe-worthy read in FRESHMEN (Delacorte Press / On sale June 12, 2018 / Ages 14 and up), which in alternating chapters tells the story of Phoebe and Luke, whose paths may not have crossed in high school but are about to in college.

Phoebe can’t wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew . . . she’ll be free. And she’ll be totally different: cooler, prettier, smarter . . . the perfect potential girlfriend. Convenient: the only person from her high school also going to York is her longtime crush, Luke. 

Luke didn’t set out to redefine himself, but as soon as he arrives on campus, he finds himself dumping his long-term long-distance girlfriend. And the changes don’t stop there. In fact, being on a soccer team is the only thing that stays the same. 

Just when things start looking up (and Phoebe and Luke start hooking up), drama looms on the horizon. Rumors swirl about the Wall of Shame, a secret text chain run by Luke’s soccer team, filled with compromising photos of girls. As the women on campus determine to expose the team and shut down the account, Luke and Phoebe find themselves grappling with confusing feelings and wondering how they’ll ever make it through freshman year.

About the Authors

TOM ELLEN and LUCY IVISON met at the end of high school and quickly became sweethearts. Though they broke up in college, they remain best friends. Lucy is a librarian at a girls’ school in central London, where she gets most of her inspiration. Tom is a journalist and has written for Time Out, Vice, ESPN, Glamour, and many other publications.

Their first book, A Totally Awkward Love Storywas partially inspired by their own high school relationship, with Tom writing Sam’s chapters and Lucy writing Hannah’s. Freshmen is their second novel together. Follow them on Twitter at @lucyivison.

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