Going Off Script

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A TV writer's room intern must join forces with her crush to keep her boss from ruining a lesbian character in this diverse contemporary YA romance from the author of Queens of Geek.

Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn't quite what she expected... instead of sitting in a crowded writer's room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee.

Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer—who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet...maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that's the last straw! It's time for Bex and her crush to fight back.

Jen Wilde's newest novel is both a fun, diverse love story and a very relevant, modern take on the portrayal of LGBT characters in media.

Praise for Jen Wilde:
"The book deals head on with issues of mental health, body shaming, sexuality, and internet celebrity, handling them with a delicate and skillful touch." —Teen Vogue on Queens of Geek

"This is the geeky, queer book of our dreams." —Seventeen on Queens of Geek

"Every now and again, I read something by an author and think, 'Thank God this person decided to write books for teens.'... Definitely fun for romance-loving readers, especially ones who’ll be thrilled to see a confidently genderqueer love interest." —The B&N Teen Blog on The Brightsiders

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About the author

Jen Wilde is a writer, geek and fangirl with a penchant for coffee, books and pugs. She writes YA stories about fangirls (Queens of Geek), rockstars (The Brightsiders), zombies (As They Rise), and witches (Echo of the Witch). Her debut series reached over three million reads online and became an Amazon bestseller. Born and raised in Australia, she splits her time between Melbourne and New York. When she’s not writing, Jen loves binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix, eating pizza, traveling to far away places and going to conventions in Marty McFly cosplay.
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Publisher
Swoon Reads
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Published on
May 21, 2019
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781250311283
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Television & Radio
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBT
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This content is DRM protected.
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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is an empowering novel for anyone who has ever felt that fandom is family.

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"This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." —Bustle

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Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, which Seventeen called, “the geeky, queer book of our dreams” is back with a brand new cast of highly diverse and relatable characters for her fans to fall in love with.

Praise for Queens of Geek:

"The book deals head on with issues of mental health, body shaming, sexuality, and internet celebrity, handling them with a delicate and skillful touch." —Teen Vogue

"This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." —Bustle

"This celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself." —School Library Journal

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