You know how it goes, you’ve been there
… Disappointed, holding on to something that meant the world to you.. Or so you thought. But you know what you didn’t know back then? That in love and war everything is possible and the tides will turn when you least expect it.
“Sobs force their way out of my throat. I feel like I’m trapped in a disaster movie where everything is shrivelling into darkness and ash. Sunflowers are being uprooted. Puppies are being trampled. Whole cities are crumbling to dust.”
One heartbroken girl:
A bit of war knowledge:
An unexpected ally:
A few cute dates:
And nothing will ever be the same again…
“I go through memory after memory, looking for reassurance that nothing has changed,
but it’s like flipping through a book of stories I’ve outgrown.
Everything has changed.”
The Art of Lainey
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.
And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they’re sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few “dates”, it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.
What’s a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you’re meant to be with, if you’re still figuring out the person you’re meant to be?