3 Reasons To Read…Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

3 Reasons to Read...Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week our selection is Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…

3 Reasons To Read…Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle CromptonPretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Published by Blink YA Books on 1/22/2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 300
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A Groundhog Day meets Pretty in Pink mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton, Pretty in Punxsutawney tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the surface to see people for who they really are.

Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say…after it’s too late to say it. She’s addicted to romance movies—okay, all movies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again.

Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.

3 Reasons You Should Read…

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

  • Okay, okay, okay. Did you see that this is a mashup between Pretty in Pink and Groundhog Day? I mean…we can’t even. With the 80s references and the MC being named Andie, we’re just so excited!

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  • The journey that Andie goes on to find herself as well as the friends she makes along the way are everything we want in a quick, contemporary read.
  • This book promises plenty of happy endings. And you know those are our favorite kind.

About Laurie Boyle Crompton

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Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn't wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.

She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.

She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.

Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers and also referring to herself in the third person.

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton

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