Fifteen-year old Vinnie isn’t having a good year. He’s
recovering from the worst case of galloping acne his dermatologist has ever
seen. His girl moved to California without even saying good-bye. And the ink on
his parents’ divorce papers is barely dry, when his mom announces that they’re
moving from Queens to Long Island.
The silver lining in all this is that they move next door to
Patsy—everyone’s dream girl. Not that she’d ever notice him. But when Vinnie
calls Patsy one night, it leads to a chain of anonymous midnight conversations.
Under the cover of darkness, Vinnie becomes Vincenzo, Patsy’s mystery caller,
and the two share a side of themselves they would never reveal in daylight and
develop a surprisingly real connection (despite the lies it’s built on). But as
Vinnie gets to know Patsy in real life, it becomes clear both identifies
can’t survive and he’ll have to find a way to hang up the phone and step into
Fraught with complications and crackling with witty
dialogue, and all the angst and electricity that comes with always being just a
phone wire away from the one you want, acclaimed author Audrey Couloumbis’ YA
debut tells a quirky, flirty, and smart story that will appeal to fans of
Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a
Wallflower. It’s not exactly a love story … but it’s pretty close. Download and start listening now!