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Estelle: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: May 20, 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 384 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: breakups, best friends, changing perspective Format read: ARC from Publisher via Edelweiss. (Thanks!) Summary: Even though her boyfriend breaks up with her at work in front of her friends, she’s […]

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April 7, 2015 - 8:01 am

Getting to Know Paula Stokes, Author of LIARS, INC. - […] called THE ART OF LAINEY a pick-me-up-book after a rough day; I called LIARS, INC. trippy and suspenseful. How difficult […]

June 1, 2014 - 5:10 am

Judith - Yay! I also read this book in a day, because it was just SO fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and mostly because I thought Lainey was an amazing protagonist. She was very confident, which is not like the main characters I usually read about, but she was also just so fun. I was also really rooting for Lainey and Micah, and I think Bianca is a great friend. I mostly praised this one because I felt it had so many healthy relationships and healthy relationship development, which is great!

May 26, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Sash from Sash & Em - Must make my man work his hair into a baby mohawk. If only!

May 24, 2014 - 9:32 am

Lisa is Busy Nerding - This sounds ADORABLE. And a book I can read in a night? YES PLEASE.

May 24, 2014 - 8:57 am

Sue - Great review. Looking forward to reading this book!

May 23, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Anna - I adored Micah, Lainey and this entire book! Loved reading your review.

May 22, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - CUTE. I’m not sure if I have this one from EW or not but it wasn’t really on my radar much with all of the other things I have to read. I will definitely pick this up when I’m looking for something cute and fun! It sounds like I’d really enjoy it.

May 22, 2014 - 5:49 pm

tabithasbookblog - I think this may be my next read! I’ve had a copy on my Kindle for a few months now, but I’d never really wanted to read it, but you know… now I do! I’ve been in a “serious book” groove for a few weeks now and I really just want something fun!

Cannot wait for this one!!

May 22, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Alexa S. - I think (no, I actually KNOW) I need this book in my life. It sounds absolutely delightful! I’m always in the market for a fun, thoughtful contemporary. The Art of Lainey sounds really fun! And really great, story-wise and character-wise. CANNOT WAIT.

May 22, 2014 - 1:24 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing The Art of Lainey all over the book blogospher for the past few weeks, and I definitely want to read it. I’ve been craving contemporary books lately, and this one looks to adorable to pass up.

I do hope Lainey doesn’t drive me too crazy at the beginning, though. Also, I am super excited to meet Micah. I think I might just love him

May 22, 2014 - 10:26 am

Mary @ BookSwarm - Yay for beach bag reads! It think it’s funny that she “practices the art of war” and winds up falling for the fake boyfriend.