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Friday, September 26, 2014

Shannon Lee Alexander on her new novel for First Look Friday

Today for YA Reader Appreciation Week's First Look Friday we are featuring Shannon Lee Alexander. Last day to enter the Rafflecopter! Click here for Rafflecopter and the rest of the posts. Now, take it away, Shannon!
Other Unknown Variables releases October 7, 2014. That’s only a few weeks away! But I’ve always been the kind of girl that can’t wait to share a present with someone, so I’ve got a little something for you all. Here’s a peek at the beginning of Love and Other Unknown Variables. Enjoy!
Charlie Hanson has a clear vision of his future. A senior at Brighton School of Mathematics and Science, he knows he’ll graduate, go to MIT, and inevitably discover the solutions to the universe’s greatest unanswerable problems. He’s that smart. But Charlie’s future blurs the moment he reaches out to touch the tattoo on a beautiful girl’s neck. The future has never seemed very kind to Charlotte Finch, so she’s counting on the present. She’s not impressed by the strange boy pawing at her until she learns he’s a student at Brighton, where her sister has just taken a job as the English teacher. With her encouragement, Charlie orchestrates the most effective prank campaign in Brighton history. And in doing so, he puts his own future in jeopardy. By the time he learns Charlotte is ill—and that the pranks were a way to distract Ms. Finch from Charlotte’s illness—Charlotte’s gravitational pull on Charlie is too great to overcome. Soon he must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on, or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second). 

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Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife and mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. Math makes her break out in a sweat. Love and Other Unknown Variables is her debut novel. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family.
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  1. I love's Shannon's novel title and the way it's written on the cover. Brilliant! I wish her much success! :)

  2. What a great title! Congrats to Shannon! The book sounds awesome!

  3. The cover is pretty cool as well. The red really pops because the other part of the composition is in black and white.