In conjunction with Penguin Teen (who you should definitely be following on Twitter and Tumblr), I am so honored to have the opportunity to reveal the cover of YOU IN FIVE ACTS by Una LaMarche. After last year’s Don’t Fail Me Now, I am so so so enthused by LaMarche’s writing and how she incorporates characters of color in a way that does not feel shoehorned. Basically, the gist of this is that you all need to read her books, they rock.
So, okay, you might be wondering why I am so excited for YOU IN FIVE ACTS – well, perhaps the synopsis will get you to anticipate this book as much as I do:
YOU IN FIVE ACTS, the latest contemporary novel from Una LaMarche, acclaimed author of Five Summers, Like No Other, and Don’t Fail Me Now (Razorbill; on sale Nov. 1, 2016; 304 pgs)
In the high-pressure months leading up to the performance that will determine their futures, a group of friends at a performing arts school look back on when an unexpected event upended everything. The moment that changed their relationships, their friendships, and their lives forever.
It’s always been you—you know that, right?
With these first, simple words, Una LaMarche paints an intricate portrait of five friends connected by one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second semester, senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses among them: Their time together is running out.
Diego hopes to get out of the friend zone. Liv wants to escape, losing herself in fantasies of the new guy. Ethan conspires to turn his muse into his girlfriend. Dave pines for the drama queen. And Joy needs to finally appreciate what’s been right in front of her all along.
An epic ensemble piece in the vein of Fame and Let’s Get Lost, You in Five Acts is a eulogy for a friendship that captures the excitement, pain, longing, and melancholy surrounding transitions.
You In Five Acts by Una LaMarche Cover Reveal below:
So what do you think of the cover and synopsis of You In Five Acts by Una LaMarche? Let me know!