Finding Mr. Brightside (Paperback)

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She didn’t expect her silver lining to be wearing gray sweatpants.

Abram and Juliette know each other. They've lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don't really know each other—at least, not until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don't speak.

Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell.

To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.

Finding Mr. Brightside is a contemporary young adult novel by Jay Clark.

“Jay Clark, you just wrote one of my favorite YA books ever. Thank you!” —Jerry Spinelli, author of Stargirl

“Clark’s characters are realistic and sympathetic. Readers will root for both of them to overcome their trauma and accept a future of happiness.” —VOYA

“Clark (The Edumacation of Jay Baker) crafts a believably tentative relationship between these two damaged teens, their sharp-edged humor masking the pain that they can’t quite shake.” —Publishers Weekly

“Though the problems the teens face are myriad, the story never bogs down.” —Booklist

About the Author


Jay Clark has written essays and articles for The Washington Post and Tennis magazine. A former resident of Ohio, he now lives in Virginia. The Edumacation of Jay Baker is his debut young adult novel.

Praise For…


“I have rarely rooted for anyone--fictional or real--more than I rooted for Abram and Juliette. Jay Clark--you just wrote one of my favorite YA books ever. Thank you!” —Jerry Spinelli, author of Stargirl

“Clark crafts a believably tentative relationship between these two damaged teens, their sharp-edged humor masking the pain that they can't quite shake.” —Publishers Weekly

“Clark’s characters are realistic and sympathetic. Readers will root for both of them to overcome their trauma and accept a future of happiness.” —VOYA

“Clark makes this thorny story work by creating dynamic and complex teens who help each other face their demons. . .Though the problems the teens face are myriad, the story never bogs down. Instead, the uncomfortable silences, the awkward conversations, and the slow but gradual trust that connects both the teens and their surviving parents ground the novel in the stark reality that sometimes life is full of genuine surprises.” —Booklist

“The magic lies in the telling . . . a narrative patter so deeply laced with groaner puns, pop-culture bombs, and warp-speed free associations that it's almost a new language. . . . Most of all, though, Jay's smarts, originality, and warmth make the old teen trope of the hot girl(s) falling for the doofus guy actually believable.” —Booklist, starred review on The Edumacation of Jay Baker

“Readers eager to give both their hearts and their brains an energetic workout will enjoy this mash-up of rockin' comedy and problem novel.” —BCCB on The Edumacation of Jay Baker

“Two teens embark on a romantic relationship in the wake of their parents' death.” —Kirkus Reviews



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250073655
ISBN-10: 1250073650
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2016
Pages: 224
Language: English