Welcome to my stop of the @TBRBeyondTours The Year I Stopped Trying Blog Tour. I’m excited to spotlight The Year I Stopped Trying on my blog so let’s dive in:
The Year I Stopped Trying Blog Tour
Booksmart meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel of overachieving, existential crises, growing up, and coming out, from the author of Girl Crushed and Never Have I Ever.
Mary is having an existential crisis. She’s a good student, she never gets in trouble, and she is searching for the meaning of life. She always thought she’d find it in a perfect score on the SATs. But by junior year, Mary isn’t so sure anymore.
The first time, it’s an accident. She forgets to do a history assignment. She even crosses history essay off in her pristine planner. And then: Nothing happens. She doesn’t burst into flames, the world doesn’t end, the teacher doesn’t even pull her aside after class.
So she asks herself: Why am I trying so hard? What if I stop?
With her signature wit and heaps of dark humor, Katie Heaney delivers a stunning YA novel the sprints full-force into the big questions our teen years beg–and adeptly unravels their web.
Title The Year I Stopped Trying
Author Katie Heaney
Pages 256 Pages
Intended Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords YA – Contemporary
Part of a Series? No
Source & Format NetGalley, Digital Copy
Publication Date November 16, 2021 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Katie Heaney is a freelance writer and was most recently a senior editor at BuzzFeed. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vulture, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is the author of a memoir, Never Have I Ever, and the novel, Dear Emma. She lives in Brooklyn.
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