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Not If You Break Up with Me First

About The Book

Two friends who have unhappily found themselves accidentally dating try to drive the other one to call things off in this witty and heartfelt middle school romance.

Childhood friends Eve and Andrew are destined to be together—everyone says so, especially their friends and classmates who are all suddenly crush-obsessed. So when Eve and Andrew’s first eighth grade school dance rolls around and Eve, feeling the pressure, awkwardly asks Andrew to go with her, everyone assumes they are Officially Dating and Practically in Love. Overwhelmed, Eve and Andrew just…go with it.

And it’s weird. Neither of them wants this dating thing to mess up their friendship, and they don’t really see each other that way. But they also don’t want to be the one to call things off, the one to make things super awkward. So they both—separately—pledge to be the worst boyfriend or girlfriend ever, leaving it to the other person to break up with them. It would be genius…if the other person weren’t doing the exact same thing.

About The Author

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G. F. Miller absolutely insists on a happy ending. Everything else is negotiable. She is living her Happily Ever After with the love of her life, three kids, two puppies, and some chickens. She cries at random times. She makes faces at herself in the mirror. She believes in the Oxford comma. And she’s always here for a dance party.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (June 4, 2024)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665950022
  • Ages: 10 - 99

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"Authentically captures the awkwardness and high jinks of middle school... This coming-of-age story will stay with everyone who reads it."

– School Library Journal, starred review

Not If You Break Up with Me First is classic rom-com gold and I couldn’t put it down. Kind of, maybe, accidentally falling for your best friend in middle school? Count me in! Eve and Andrew had my heart as they fake-dated in the very best-worst way. Put this one on your TBR stat!

– Lynn Painter, bestselling author of Better Than the Movies 

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