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Author: Matthew Boren Narrator: Selma Blair, Ramy Youssef, Ryan Newman, Taylor Spreitler, Adam Shapiro, Christina Applegate, Katie Lowes, Matthew Boren, Meredith Salenger, Rebecca Budig, Vicki Davis, a full cast Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9780525588573
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A status-obsessed senior unexpectedly falls for a freshman because of his Danny Zuko audition in their high school's production of Grease in this outrageously funny epistolary novel set in 1991.

"Matt Boren brilliantly captures the voices of students way back in 1992 with humor and wit and a unique ability to shift from freshman to senior, boy to girl, cheerleader to theater geek. In this hilarious novel, Boren adeptly proves that the more things change, the more things stay the same."
--Kelly Ripa

The folded notes collected for this book represent correspondence surrounding one Tara Maureen Murphy, senior at South High c. 1991-1992. 

It's 1991, and Tara Maureen Murphy is finally on top. A frightening cross between Regina George and Tracy Flick, Tara Maureen Murphy is any high school's worst nightmare, bringing single-minded ambition, narcissism, manipulation, and jealousy to new extremes in this outrageous, satirical twist on the coming-of-age novel. She's got a hot jock boyfriend in Christopher Patrick Caparelli, her best friend Stef Campbell by her side, and she's a SENIOR, poised to star as Sandy in South High's production of Grease. Clinching the role is just one teensy step in Tara's plot to get out of her hometown and become the Broadway starlet she was born to be. She's grasping distance from the finish line--graduation and college are right around the corner--but she has to remain vigilant. 

"This dumb town, as we know, can be a very tricky place." --Tara Maureen Murphy

It gets trickier with the arrival of freshman Matthew Bloom, whose dazzling audition for the role of Danny Zuko turns Tara's world upside down. Freshmen belong in the chorus, not the spotlight! But Tara's outrage is tinged with an unfamiliar emotion, at least to her: adoration. And what starts as a conniving ploy to "mentor" young Matt quickly turns into a romantic obsession that threatens to topple Tara's hard-won status at South High....

Cast of Narrators:
Taylor Spreitler, as Tara
Ramy Youssef, as Matt
Ryan Newman, as Stef
Selma Blair, as Stacey
Katie Lowes, as Pammy
Rebecca Budig, as Tricia
Meredith Salenger, as Kath
Vicki Davis, as Deena
Adam Shapiro, as Pete
Matt Boren, as Christopher
Christina Applegate, as the Narrator Download and start listening now!

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  • Matt Boren brilliantly captures the voices of students way back in 1992 with humor and wit and a unique ability to shift from freshman to senior, boy to girl, cheerleader to theater geek. In this hilarious novel, Boren adeptly proves that the more things change, the more things stay the same. Kelly Ripa
  • "Folded Notes from High School is heartwarming, hilarious storytelling that might give you some uncomfortable pangs of recognition. This is how you love, scheme, fight and forgive in the high heat of puberty. Patton Oswalt
  • This tale about Tara’s over-the-top rise and demise has a playful retro pop culture context....Readers will love to hate the talented and terrible Tara. School Library Journal
  • In a novel that captures the lingo, fads, and teenage preoccupations of the period, actor and TV writer Boren makes a charismatic debut as he traces the ups and downs of Tara Maureen Murphy’s life....Even if she doesn’t win readers’ hearts, [Tara] will make them smile with her conniving antics, sarcastic wit, and tremendous resiliency. Publishers Weekly
  • "Folded Notes from High School is the ‘90s YA novel you’ve been waiting for....This one’s for all the readers who fawned over both Danny Zuko and Aaron Samuels. HelloGiggles
  • If a '90s Regina George exchanged notes with a freshman boy in school, this would be it. PopSugar 
  • "Folded Notes from High School is like a portal into the lives of teenagers past. It's a hilarious tale of one girl trying to be good at life, and relatably failing time and time again. Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes
  • Set in 1991, Folded Notes from High School transports readers back in time to a high school filled with a little less technology but no less drama.  VOYA 
  • “In the age before Snapchat and Instagram, Tara Murphy rules South High’s social scene armed with only her pen and strategically hidden notes…a great read for slightly older teens who want a glimpse into the increasingly distant—though not so different—past. Booklist 

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About the Author

Matt Boren is a graduate of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts. He got his start writing story arcs for All My Children. From there, Boren went on to sell his first pilot, Dirtbags, to FOX. That pilot was greenlit and thus began Boren’s career in television. He has gone on to sell shows to NBC, ABC, FX, Disney, and Nickelodeon. Boren has written on over eighty-five episodes of television, including, Melissa and Joey, See Dad Run, and Sofia the First. Boren has acted in many projects in both film and television, including the lead role in the Sundance darling Momma’s Man and for nine seasons as Stuart on How I Met Your Mother. Boren most recently sold his movie, The Switch Witch, to Disney. Among the projects he is developing right now is his half-hour dramedy, Miss Joy, starring Jamie Lynn Sigler, and his multi-cam comedy, 40 Is the New 90, with producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Boren is also the co-creator and co-host of Don’t Steal This Morning Show, an online talk show which features Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Mark Feurestein, and Katie Lowes.

About the Narrator

Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is a world leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. For more than eighty years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources, and digital products. The company’s products are sold in multiple formats, worldwide in more than sixty countries, and translated into nearly two hundred languages.