We Built This City (Hardcover)

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Award-winning author Cat Patrick returns with a charming tale full of first crushes and new friendships, as one girl learns a little more about who she is and who she wants to be all while on the road trip of lifetime.

It’s the summer of 1985, when air guitar, jelly bracelets, and huge hair are all the rage, and twelve-year-old Stevie is finally old enough to go on her performing troupe’s annual cross-country tour. Twenty-six teen cast members will lip-synch and dance their way through more than twenty cities, and Stevie and her best friend, Wes, can’t wait—for more reasons than one!

About the Author

Cat Patrick is the author of Tornado Brain, a critically acclaimed Summer 2020 Kids' Indie Next List selection, and several books for young adults, including Forgotten, Revived, and The Originals. Cat lives outside of Seattle with her family but was born and raised in Wyoming.

Praise For…

“A 12-year-old girl learns about friendship and romance during her lip-sync performance group’s 1985 summer tour… A sweet, exuberant story.”—Kirkus

"In a road-trip novel that’s …deeply joyful, Patrick captures the thrills and anxieties of performing onstage—and all the complicated relationships that go on behind the scenes. The prose is at times darkly funny and at others affecting…Though Stevie’s attempts at first romance take center stage, it’s most rewarding to watch her confidence grow as she slowly builds connections with her castmates and realizes that strong friendships can be as vital as first love."—The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593462164
ISBN-10: 0593462165
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English