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Saoirse Berger's Bookishlens In La La Land

New YA contemporary romcom by award-winning author Nicole Schubert 

When Francie met Chet, her poetic memory danced. Award-winning YA contemporary novel about growing up, dealing with family alcoholism and anxiety and finding hope in imperfection. Read or listen here. Audiobook also on iTunes here.

Raves for Blues Harp Green

2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Silver Medal, Young Adult Fiction eBook


2017 Readers' Favorite Book Award, Young Adult Social Issues

"Schubert captures the melodramatic roller-coaster emotions that come with being a teenager...Chet and Eddie aren't black hat/white hat romantic choices but complex individuals..." - Kirkus

"First crushes can be exhilarating--and excruciating... Schubert walks us through that emotional obstacle course with a protagonist struggling to find herself in a sea of competing influences...Readers who click with Francie's rapid-fire thinking will root for her to find happiness, even if it's not where she expects it to be." - BlueInk Review

"Blues Harp Green is an enjoyable YA novel about love, family, and friendships..." - IndieReader

"A book about self-exploration and discovering who you are... Francie learns that things ultimately cannot distract her from real life and how she is feeling...she does not have to have her whole life figured out and, honestly, that is okay..." - Readers' Favorite, five stars 

"An empathetic coming of age novel about trust, friendship, and love, follows Francine Mills dealing with a debilitating tennis injury, her father's alcoholism, and falling in love all for the first time, and all at once. Fast-paced and fun to read, I honestly couldn't put it down. If you're looking for a funny, quirky, and realistic tale about growing up, definitely read this book!" -Kathryn Mazur, Editor, Publishing 101 Digest

"A fresh and relatable coming-of age story about the roller-coaster of first love, the complexities of family dynamics, and finding yourself in the process." -- Meredith Mara, author, bookstagrammer

“Compassionate and strong, Francie Mills is the voice of Generation Z.” --Iris Tate, author, UK

“A fresh, quirky perspective of a pensive, backwards teen and her risky friends. L.A. sets an exciting backdrop for this delightfully personal coming of age story.  This book is awesome.”-- Jenny Zepp, singer-songwriter, Mercy Jones

“Painfully relatable. My heart is BROKEN. So sad and real, waaaahhhh.” — Sarah Samuel, author, Heavy with Water and Music

“Refreshingly honest! A very-relatable heroine navigating her troubled family while demonstrating a resilience that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.” — Inessa Manevich, PhD, psychologist


“This novel is a beautiful exploration of a young woman discovering how to separate her identity from the tragedies which have defined her parents.” — Elaine Chu, filmmaker, The Purgation

 “The father’s drinking and the tennis injury just set it apart. Love that it presents a young woman in relation to sport and ambition.” — Noelle English, PhD, French lit professor, Ireland

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