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The Night When No One Had Sex

It's the night of senior prom, and eighteen-year-old Julia has made a pact with her friends. (Yes, that kind of pact.) They have secured a secluded cabin in the woods, one night without parental supervision, and plenty of condoms. But as soon as they leave the dance, the pact begins to unravel.

 

Alternating between each character’s perspective and their ridiculous group chat, The Night When No One Had Sex finds a group of friends navigating the tenuous transition into adulthood and embracing the uncertainty of life after high school.

Praise for The Night When No One Had Sex

Winner of the 2021 Minnesota Book Award for Young Adult Literature

"Told via multiple points of view and a hilarious group chat, this atypical prom tale is humorous and dramatic in equal parts. A fun read, perfect for anyone who is (or has ever been) a teen."―Booklist

"Mature teen readers will be charmed by this coming-of-age story that explores relationships and personal growth as much as the mechanics of sexuality." ―School Library Journal

"This engaging madcap comedy is refreshingly frank in its discussion of sex...a witty, honest debut that shines a light on some very real issues." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Laugh-out-loud funny, open-hearted and open-minded, Miller's novel is a celebration of friendship and love, messy as those things are. I guarantee, this book will leave you smiling." ―E. Lockhart

Shannon in the Spotlight

Coming April 25, 2023

After Shannon accidentally lands a lead role in the summer musical, she realizes she has bigger things to worry about than stage fright in this contemporary middle-school novel about strained friendships, the positive power of theater, and the realities of being a tween with OCD.

Praise for Shannon in the Spotlight

"A heartprint story of resilience, friendship, and family. Shannon in the Spotlight embraces the power of honesty and the idea that anxiety neither defines nor limits us on stage or in life." ―Elly Swartz

"Shannon in the Spotlight is the most authentic, beautifully-drawn book about a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder I've ever read. Kalena Miller nails all the parts of middle school―the good, the bad, and the triumphant." ―Carrie Firestone

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