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The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel

Moe Bonneau


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Ours is an age-old tale of two betties, apple-Jacks forever, when suddenly one goes ace gorgeous and then, naturally, massive popular. Said popular betty ditches other unsaid, unpopular betty for superhit cool crowd. Girls don’t speak again for four years, until a chance meeting reunites them . . .

What do you do when Ms. Ancient History comes waltzing back into your life? If you're Lu Butler, dodging sweet but clueless boys while secretly crushing hard on girls, you fall.

Intimate and raw, The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel is a story about friends, family, old habits you can’t quite shake, and first love you never see coming. Bursting with undeniable swagger and neo-beat slang, Moe Bonneau's stunning debut novel has a language and rhythm all its own.

Praise For The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel

"[An] exuberantly original narrative . . . . Bonneau expertly wrangles slang expressions into snappy dialogue and vibrant introspection with an ease reminiscent of Francesca Lia Block." —Booklist, starred review

"A tender, queer coming-of-age story . . . that teaches young readers that love takes courage." —Kirkus Reviews

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781250170934, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

About the Author

Moe Bonneau is the author-illustrator of the picture book Seven Bad Cats. She lives in San Francisco and works as an illustrator and designer. The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel is her first novel.