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Fans of the international bestselling Faking It, Ordinary World, and She Has Your Eyes have a new love story to sink their hearts into with this delightful spinoff.Wylie Baker is like almost every other suburban sophomore: she texts with her best friends Roxanne and "Bottsy," is impatient to escape the doldrums of high school, and yearns for a boyfriend. But when Wylie's recently discovered biological father David and his wife, Andi, show up to her '80s-themed Sweet Sixteen costume party, her friends are intrigued by and attracted to the mystery man dressed as a British pop star. Wylie's resistance to dish on him prompts her rival, Christina, to dig up the dirt on her own.A clash with Christina sends Wylie to detention, where she meets Clark Anderson, a cute senior clad in leather jacket and graphic T-shirts, who charms his teachers and takes an instant interest in Wylie. Smart and well read, he insists that they abandon their smartphones for pen and paper. Every correspondence draws them closer, until they are holding hands underneath the desks and stealing kisses in the park. While Christina makes life increasingly difficult for Wylie in and out of school, Wylie's deepening relationship with David and Andi makes trouble for her parents, Janine and Peter, and her sister, Trish. Everyone seems to be hiding something-Clark's inability to let go of his ex-girlfriend, Roxanne and Bottsy's conflicting love interests, and David's reluctance to come clean about his past-and Wylie spins in the whirlpool of it all. Clark's pending graduation threatens Wylie, her impulses threaten all of her relationships, and Christina's revelation about David threatens to blow everything apart. Wylie's only solace may be in the power of the written word.