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Technically, You Started It

Lana Wood Johnson

Hardcover

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Digital Audiobook (6/24/2019)

Description

A hilarious, snarky, and utterly addicting #ownvoices debut that explores friendship, sexual orientation, mental health, and falling in love (even if things might be falling apart around you).

When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.

A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.

There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .


Praise For Technically, You Started It

Praise for Technically, You Started It

"Poignant and hilarious, nerdy and joyful, Technically, You Started It reminds us that true connection transcends any medium, evenin-especially in-the digital age." -Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

"A quick and compulsive read." -The Washington Post

"Johnson's clever debut speaks to Generation Z's cyberculture by validating online friendships." -Kirkus Reviews

"Debut author Lana Wood Johnson serves up a summer sweet, emotionally fraught-slash-hilarious teen romcom plot line perfect for fans of Netflix movies like To All the Boys I've Loved Before." -BookRiot.com

"Inventive.... The all-text format could be a gimmick in less talented hands, but here the dialogue sparkles as it lets readers inside these teens' heads. It's a surprisingly powerful way to illustrate the true value of connection." -The Austin American-Statesman

"Told entirely through texts between the two main characters, Johnson takes a risk with her unconventional format-and it more than pays off." -The Columbus Dispatch

Scholastic Press, 9781338335460, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2019



About the Author

Lana Wood Johnson is the author of Technically, You Started It. She was born and raised in Iowa in the time before the internet but has spent the rest of her life making up for that. After years working in wireless communication for companies of all sizes, she now works doing the same for a local youth shelter. Lana lives in Minnesota with her husband and their English bulldog.