One Week of You
Publisher: Blue Crow Publishing
For Lizzy Winston, one week will change everything.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzy Winston has always been a good kid—and she sees the good in most everyone else, too. When she meets the charismatic Andy Masters, she starts crushing hard. He distracts her from other parts of her life that she’s trying to hold together. Her grades are slipping, she causes her mom to miss a new job opportunity, and her friends’ actions are making her question what’s right.
Andy seems like a great guy. He’s funny and charming, the Clown Prince of Lakeside High. He loves digging up news stories for the high school TV station, but he’s got some secrets of his own. As he and Lizzy get closer, she grows skeptical of his motives. When she does her own digging on Andy, she learns that everyone has secrets—no matter how good they seem.
Someone’s pulling pranks at Lakeside, and Lizzy thinks she knows who it is. When the pranks escalate and put students in danger, she must decide where her loyalty lies. She doesn’t want to get a friend in trouble, but if she keeps quiet, someone will get hurt. In one week, she learns that adulthood brings new, complicated responsibilities. Is she ready to do the right thing if it means losing her friends?
Fans of Eleanor and Park and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda will delight in this heartwarming coming of age story about first loves and hard truths.
Praise for One Week of You
“Achingly true to new love in all its confusion and comedy, and even its moral complexity."
— Claudia Mills, author of Zero Tolerance
I dare you to read One Week of You and not fall in love with Lisa Williams Kline's protagonist. At the tender age of 15, Lizzy Winston juggles a possible new relationship, a pretend baby, cheerleading practice, and all the demands of being a high school freshman. When the fire alarm goes off repeatedly at school, Lizzy finds herself in a compromising position. Kline walks the tightrope of adolescence with pitch-perfect prose!
—Ann Campanella, author of Motherhood Lost and Found
“Kline has a gift for writing complex characters and creating stories with a beating heart."
— Emily Smith Pearce, author of Isabel and the Miracle Baby and Slowpoke
“With rip-roaring humor and brilliant self-deprecation, Lisa Williams Kline’s One Week of You provides a crystal clear portrayal of what happens when personal ethics collide with peer pressure and popularity.”
— Frank Morelli, author of No Sad Songs
“This was a great YA (young adult) story that didn’t just talk about romance and high-school, but also gave a beautiful portrayal of the jumble of emotions involved and that things are rarely as they first appear.”
“Kline has adroitly combined all the ingredients of a heartfelt coming of age story with an enticing mystery—and there’s plenty of humor and poignant life lessons baked right in."
— John J. Bonk, author of Madhattan Mystery, Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show, and Dustin Grubbs: Take Two
“Kline is a master at showing what it is to be an adolescent on the cusp.”
—Chris Woodworth, author of When Ratboy Lived Next Door, Georgie’s Moon, and others.
“The light hearted emotions of a first crush combined with April Fools’ pranks, and mysterious cyber-attacks makes One Week of You a fun, intriguing read.”
— Kathy Burkinshaw, author of The Last Cherry Blossom