Happy Messy Scary Love (Hardcover)

By Leah Konen

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419734892, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

List Price: 18.99*
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About the Author

Leah Konen is the author of The Romantics and Love and Other Train Wrecks. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her dog, Farley. Find out more on leahkonen.com.


Praise For Happy Messy Scary Love

"A story of the lies we tell ourselves and other people even when the truth would be easier and more rewarding."

— Kirkus Reviews

"As she did in The Romantics (2016), Konen plays with genre tropes in clever and unpredictable ways. A summer romance that's as much about learning to be comfortable with yourself as it is about first love."

— Booklist

"Fans of fluffy rom-coms and fun-yet-predictable movies such as You’ve Got Mail will fall head over heels for Happy Messy Scary Love. Young adults will enjoy the over-the-top dad jokes offered up by Jake, and movie buffs will appreciate the film recommendations Olivia and Jake provide throughout the novel. This light romance will delight readers looking for something fun for their summer reading list."

— School Library Journal