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Love and Vandalism

Laurie Boyle Crompton


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He calls it fate. She calls it blackmail.

Rory has a secret: she's the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he'd probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory's sure she's busted. Instead, he makes her a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won't turn her in. It might be coercion, but at least the boy is hot.

As they spend more time together, Rory worries she made the wrong choice. Hayes has a way of making her want things she shouldn't want and feel emotions she's tried to bury. Rory's going to have to distance herself from Hayes or confront a secret she can't bring herself to face...

Praise For Love and Vandalism

"...unique characters and affectionate message...this novel will appeal to fans of indie realistic fiction." — VOYA

"Rory is a strong character with fierce convictions… The nuanced character development stands out in this sensitive exploration of the healing power of art. This book will resonate with artists and art lovers alike." — School Library Journal

"Gritty and edgy, this novel smartly tackles suicide, teen alcoholism, and creative expression....By combining a narrator who embraces pain and resentment with story twists and misunderstandings, Crompton creates a fascinating novel that will fully absorb readers. " — Booklist

Sourcebooks Fire, 9781492636052, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

About the Author

When she was 17, LAURIE BOYLE CROMPTON painted her first car hot pink using 40 cans of spray paint. This turned her into an overnight icon in Butler, PA. She now lives near NYC in Queens, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found tromping through the forest. Visit