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Author: Samantha Young Narrator: Elle Newlands Publisher: Harlequin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781488204852
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People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways … or take a risk on something extraordinary.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Endearing and relatable, Comet—the girl who is searching for her place in this world—will shoot through the sky and into your heart.”

    Erin Watt, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Samantha Young shines! The Fragile Ordinary is heart wrenching and beautiful. Exquisitely done.”

    Addison Moore, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This deeply imagined story with its fully developed cast of characters invites readers to examine their own lives and relationships as they root for Comet and her friends.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Young understands teen turmoil and writes with sensitivity, honesty, and respect. This coming-of-age story will shatter the reader’s heart, restore it, and bring it to the brink of breaking again.”

    Booklist

  • “A powerful roller-coaster ride of emotions and self-awareness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A perfect read. First it made me swoon, then it broke me and put me back together again. For those who feel like they don’t quite fit in anywhere, Comet’s character shows you can be true to yourself and still find your place in life and love.”

    Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan

  • “Samantha Young writes amazing and emotional characters who steal my heart.”

    Katie McGarry, author of Pushing the Limits

  • “I deeply loved this emotional, beautifully told story. Samantha Young is a master craftsman when it comes to creating complicated and lovable characters. I can’t recommend The Fragile Ordinary enough!”

    Rachel Higginson, author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love

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About the Author

Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, she returned to Stirlingshire, where she happily spends her days writing about people she’s keen for others to meet and worlds she’s dying for them to visit. Having written over ten YA urban fantasy novels, she took the big plunge into adult contemporary romance with her novel On Dublin Street.

About the Narrator

Elle Newlands, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a Scottish actor and a singer-songwriter whose vocals and music have been featured in radio, commercials, film, and television in both Europe and the United States. A classically trained vocalist, she has studied voice with coaches from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, La Scala in Italy, and voice builder Gary Catona. She has shared the bill with a diverse range of musical acts in various genres including Travis, Natalie Imbruglia, and the Pointer Sisters. She has also scored and composed music for film.