ABOUT THE BOOK
Pretty In Punxsutawney
byLaurie Boyle Crompton
Release date: January 22, 2019
Genre: Young Adult — Contemporary, Romance
A mashup of Groundhog Day and Pretty in Pink, the book stars a senior who is forced to relive the first day at her new school in an endless loop. Andie is convinced she needs true love’s kiss to break the curse, but instead discovers how a high school filled with cliques and misfits can find common ground despite everyone’s differences.
About the Author
Laurie Boyle Crompton is the YA author of the upcoming PRETTY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY (Blink/HarperCollins 2019) as well as ADRENALINE CRUSH (Macmillan/2014, Square Fish/2016), BLAZE (or Love in the Time of Supervillains), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH and LOVE AND VANDALISM (Sourcebooks/2013, 2014, 2017). Growing up in ‘Pennsyltucky’ in the 1980s, Laurie couldn’t wait to escape rural life. After saving up her tips from waitressing at a local greasy spoon at 18 she packed up her acid wash jeans and moved to NY. Where everyone else had stopped wearing acid wash.
She graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a BA in English and Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE, survived a teaching stint at an all-boy high school, and appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, ‘toy expert’ is an actual profession. Really.
She has lived in places like Orlando, Florida where she and her husband spent all of their spare time and money visiting theme parks before moving to the Cotswolds in England for six months, which was every bit as cool as that sounds. The Cromptons are now back in New York where their two children resent never going to Disney.
Laurie occasionally enjoys hanging out in fields of blooming flowers
and also refering to herself in the third person.
Review of Pretty in Punxsutawney
Review (5 Stars): I absolutely loved this book!!! Pretty in Punxsutawney was an entertaining and fun homage to the movies of the eighties that I grew up on. Andie was a great character that you could instantly relate to as she navigated her way through a new school hoping to win the heart of her crush, Colton. I wish most of us had a chance to redo an embarrassing day in our lives and Andie got this opportunity to make things right by reliving her first day over and over again. Such a great story and I can’t wait to read it again.
Prize: 5 finished copies of Pretty In Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton (USA only)