Always Forever Maybe

by Anica Mrose Rissi

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Advance praise for Always Forever Maybe:

“Anica Mrose Rissi masterfully conveys the irresistible power of physical attraction and how that intoxication can unexpectedly turn toxic. I’m afraid too many readers will relate to this unflinchingly honest portrayal of an abusive first love, which is precisely why Always Forever Maybe is an essential book.” —Megan McCaffertyNew York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series

“Equal parts crackling tension and sparkling humor; the worst relationships have to offer and the best. It’s the rarest book that manages to be so important, so emotionally resonant, and so utterly propulsive and compelling all at the same time. You won’t be able to put it down.” —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days

“Rissi’s extraordinary YA debut wraps you up with beautiful writing and complicated, yet all too realistic characters. Both heartbreaking and stunning, Always Forever Maybe will stay with you long after turning the last page.” —Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Better Off Friends

Relatable and realistic, hopeful and empowering, Always Forever Maybe adresses an important subject: when ‘love’ isn’t what it seems.” —Deb Caletti, author of National Book Award finalist Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

“Anica Mrose Rissi’s debut novel is a masterful mix of light and dark—sometimes tender, often funny, always brutally honest. Always terrifyingly real. This book will break your heart—then piece it back together, even stronger than before.” —Robin Wasserman, author of Girls on Fire

"This is a story about first love, sweet until it turns bitter. Editor turned author Rissi has a deft touch on a heavy topic, addressing abuse while still managing to infuse this meaty debut with romance, real #BFF goals, and dashes of humor." —B&N Teen Blog, "21 of Our Most Anticipated Debuts of 2018"

Coming from HarperTeen on June 5, 2018, in hardcover, audio, and ebook.

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When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Even before they share a first kiss, Betts already knows the two of them are destined to become an us.

Betts has a bruised, cautious history with love, but she feels safe and empowered in Aiden's arms. He trusts her with the darkness in his troubled past, and his devotion opens up a new future for Betts just as everything else in her world is changing. With graduation inching closer, Betts and her best friend, Jo, have been sliding slowly apart, and that fissure is blown wide open by Aiden.

Betts has only ever kept one secret from Jo, but suddenly there's a long list of things she won't tell her, things Jo wouldn't understand. Because Jo doesn't see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.

She's wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters.

In her forceful YA debut, Anica Mrose Rissi explores the depths and boundaries of intense friendships and intoxicating love, with astonishing insight and tender wit.


Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-0626-8528-5       ebook ISBN: 978-0-0626-8530-8       Audio ISBN: 978-0-0628-4181-0

Published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

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