April 2024

Reading Level: Grade 2 - 3 • Interest Level: Grade 9 - 12

Definitely Not a Love Story

Available: April 2024
Author: Claudia Recinos Seldeen
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp. • Excerpts from other Books within this Series, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High / Low Content
HC ed.: 9781978597143 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 9781978597167 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 9781978597150 • $16.35 | $14.20
Ana has big plans to be an important writer. But not a romance writer, like her mom, because she’s seen what love does to people. From her parents’ constant bickering to her sister’s endless string of broken hearts to her best friend’s on-again, off-again relationship, love is messy and Ana wants no part of it. When a school writing contest pairs her up with Alejandro, a notorious serial dater, Ana is annoyed. Alejandro is everything she can’t stand—romantic, sentimental, and idealistic. But Ana is willing to put her qualms aside for the sake of the big prize: publication. As the two work together to create a winning story, Ana finds herself impressed with Alejandro’s writing. But despite their new connection, there’s no way she can fall for him. After all, she’s sure this is definitely not a love story.

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About the Author:
Claudia Recinos Seldeen is the author of the young adult novels To Be Maya, Catch Me If I Fall, and Everything I Know. Her work has also appeared in The Amphibian Literary Journal and First Peoples Shared Stories. Claudia is a first generation Guatemalan American. When not writing, she is either playing video games with her husband and son or flying through the air on a trapeze. Find out more at www.recinosseldeen.com.