Always Never Yours

Always Never Yours


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"Every page bursts with humor, squee-inducing romance, and an abiding sense of the deep love and joy of its two writers . . .  Always Never Yours is a necessary, feel-good addition to the YA canon.”—Entertainment Weekly

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It's not a curse or anything, it's just the way things are. and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theater, and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement in the smallest role possible. But her plans quickly crumble when she's cast as none other than Juliet--yes, that Juliet--in her high school's production. It's a nightmare. Megan's not an actress and she's certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen--thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn't a girl get to star in her own love story?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451478641
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 64,910
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Emily Wibberley was raised by parents who were screenwriters and who developed her love of storytelling. Since meeting her husband, Austin, she has attended Princeton University and graduated cum laude. Her first novel, The Last Oracle, was featured in USA Today and was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Austin Siegemund-Broka was raised by a school librarian and has always had a passion for books and Shakespeare. Recently, he worked as a journalist for The Hollywood Reporter and attended law school at UCLA. There's nothing he loves more than writing with his wife, Emily. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Jesse Vilinsky is an accomplished voice actor and improviser. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Southern California and trained and performed with the prestigious British American Drama Academy in London. An alumnus of The Second City Training Center in Hollywood, she co-wrote and performed in two acclaimed original sketch comedy shows there. She has lent her voice to numerous projects, and she relishes any opportunity to breathe life into a character.

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Always Never Yours 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!! It's easily become one of my favorite books! Very well written. It made me laugh and cry along with the characters until the very end.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
Megan is the girl who will be voted Biggest Flirt in the year book, and she’s OK with that. Her last boyfriend dumped her for her best friend, and she’s ok with that too. In fact, every guy she’s ever hooked up with has left her and immediately found THE one. She thinks that’s what her role in life is supposed to be, but then Megan unexpectedly lands the role of Juliet in the school play and she discovers maybe she does have it in her to be the leading lady. Always Never Yours seemed like a lighthearted romp through a high school romance, but Megan was actually a lot more complex a character than I thought I was getting from reading this synopsis. By having flirtations instead of relationships, Megan was protecting her heart. Her parents split and her father’s new family had done a number on her belief in love and truthfully, her taste in guys was pretty bad, so they were always cementing her belief that love was just not for her. If it wasn’t for Owen I’d wonder if these authors had never met a teenaged boy who wasn’t driven by their hormones. OK, yeah all teenage boys are driven by their hormones, even Owen, but at least he had a brain as well as some morals. He was inspired by Megan’s being so casual about being “the girl before”. The comparison to Rosalind, Romeo’s “girl before” Juliet, I thought, was inspiring. How does that girl go on to find her own love story? Well, if you read Always Never Yours, you’ll find out.
MarisaR More than 1 year ago
I'm a sucker for two things: A Shakespeare retelling and excellent banter. ALWAYS NEVER YOURS delivers both in a stellar way. I'm a big fan of this writing duo and can't wait for their next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a such a fun, adorable, and delightful read! It was so refreshing to follow a heroine who was confident (at least on the outside), sassy, and sexy. It's the type of character we don't get enough of, especially in YA. Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka's writing is accessible without being dumbed-down, and the dialogue is smart and funny. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys contemporary YA and rom-coms, and I can't wait to read any future work from these two authors! Bravo!!