FFBC Blog Tour | The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
Hey everyone! So my stop on this FFBC tour is a little different to my usual hosting of them – as The Exact Opposite of Okay was published in the UK last year I’ve actually already reviewed it before (check it out here if you’re interested) but I had to be involved when I saw the sign-up email because I loved it so much and I’m super happy it’s getting published in the US!
Side note, I’ll be getting the hardcover to add to my signed collection for YALC.
Title: The Exact Opposite of Okay
Series: Izzy O’Neill #1
Author: Laura Steven
Release Date: 11th June 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism
Book Links: Goodreads — Amazon — Book Depository — Kobo — Google Books
‘Bitingly funny and shockingly relevant, The Exact Opposite of Okay is a bold, brave, and necessary read for fans of Louise O’Neill and Jennifer Mathieu.
Eighteen-year-old Izzy O’Neill knows exactly who she is—a loyal friend, an aspiring comedian, and a person who believes that milk shakes and Reese’s peanut butter cups are major food groups. But after she’s caught in a compromising position with the son of a politician, it seems like everyone around her is eager to give her a new label: slut.
Izzy is certain that the whole thing will blow over and she can get back to worrying about how she doesn’t reciprocate her best friend Danny’s feelings for her and wondering how she is ever going to find a way out of their small town. Only it doesn’t.
And while she’s used to laughing her way out of any situation, as she finds herself first the center of high school gossip and then in the middle of a national scandal, it’s hard even for her to find humor in the situation.
Izzy may be determined not to let anyone else define who she is, but that proves easier said than done when it seems like everyone has something to say about her.’
Interested by the synopsis? Check out an excerpt of this awesome book here!
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About the Author
Laura Steven is an author, journalist and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. The Exact Opposite of Okay, her YA debut, was published by Egmont in the UK in March 2018. The sequel, A Girl Called Shameless, followed in the UK in 2019.
As well as mentoring aspiring authors through schemes like Pitch Wars, Laura works for Mslexia, a non-profit organisation supporting women writers.
She graduated with Distinction from her MA in Creative Writing in 2017, and her TV pilot Clickbait – a mockumentary about journalists at a viral news agency – was a finalist in British Comedy’s 2016 Sitcom Mission.
Laura is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Media Inc.
- Prize: One copy of two of The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
- US Only
- Starts: 6/5
- Ends: 6/19
Have you read this yet
or will you be preordering it?