Author(s): Emily Franklin
Lucas and Tessa have always had a close friendship. So it's no surprise when Lucas finally realizes his true feeling for Tessa and he asks her to Prom. What no one expected, especially Lucas, was for Tessa to come out as a lesbian-or for Tessa's decision to wear a tuxedo and escort her female crush to Prom, to spark a firestorm of controversy. Humiliated and confused, Lucas must decide if he should stand on the sidelines or if he should stand by his friend to make sure that Tessa Masterson will go to Prom.
True friendship is tested in this fresh, fun coming-out story
Praise for Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance "An introspective coming-of-age story that illuminates the realities and perils of celebrity... the teens' dialogue is snappy, and romantics will enjoy watching as love blossoms off-camera."-Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Half-Life of Planets *"A story laced with intelligent humor, well-drawn characters-even the secondary ones-and believable situations... readers will find themselves cheering for the proper alignment of these star-crossed lovers"-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Emily Franklin collaborated with Brendan Halpin for their novels Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance and The Half-Life of Planets. She has also written a dozen novels for young adults, including the Principles of Love series and The Other Half of Me, and she edited It's a Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life in Your Twenties. Emily's work has also appeared in The Boston Globe and national magazines. www.emilyfranklin.com Brendan Halpin was a high school English teacher for ten years before penning his first novel. He is the author of How Ya Like Me Now and Forever Changes, as well as several novels for adults. www.brendanhalpin.com