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Unconventional (Paperback)

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Lexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organizing...until author Aidan Green - messy haired and annoyingly arrogant - arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi's life is thrown into disarray.

In a flurry of late-night conversations, mixed messages and butterflies, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned. Things like falling in love...

Six conventions, a girl with a clipboard, a boy with two names - and one night that changes everything.

'A gorgeous, one of a kind novel, perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell' Maximum Pop!

Children'sFiction & true storiesGeneral fictionChildren'sFiction & true storiesRomance & relationships stories Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 01/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9781409590156  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Maggie Harcourt was born and raised in Wales, where she grew up telling stories. She now lives just outside Bath, and spends most of her time trying to convince her family that she knows what she's doing - but she's still telling stories. Maggie is the author of four books for young adults; The Last Summer of Us, Unconventional, Theatrical and The Pieces of Ourselves.

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You know that a book is something special when it opens up with the dilemma of having the wrong inflatable palm trees delivered! And from there it just got better. Unconventional was such a unique novel in the way that it was literally all about books and loving books and authors, with bits that were funny, bits that made you cringe, romance, friendships, family and lots of meaningful quotes to take away (as my friend had to listen to on the phone as I read through all my favourites!). Honestly, I tabbed so many things in my copy! It's not an overly soppy love story, but it's fluffy in the most perfect way which does make it stand out because it wasn't overly heavy like many YA novels and I felt really contented whilst reading this. I was totally absorbed into the world of book conventions and Lexi's life revolving around these conventions - I really want to go to one now! Despite being set over these six conventions, you really got to know Lexi and she was such a real and honest character that you can't help but love her! "Everyone's a fan of somone..." - I'm definitely a fan of Unconventional.

- 27/12/2017
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Before Unconventional, I NEVER thought that HAPPY TEARS could POSSIBLY be a thing, but now that it’s happened, it has changed my whole meaning on what it means to be in LOVE with a book. In a nutshell, Unconventional is a masterpiece that will make you BELIEVE in love, magical boys that write books that feel like they’re speaking to you and pineapples all over again! Maybe you never needed your faith in pineapples to be reaffirmed, BUT IT WILL BE REGARDLESS. Lexi Angelo is a convention Kid – the High Priestess of the Order of the Clipboard, you could say. If you don’t know what those are, prepare to be educated. Lexi’s father, Max Angelo runs an event planning company and while he has his team to do all the big stuff, he personally (along with his daughter, of course) loves planning the conventions. Think the Comic-Con you’ve always wanted to go to, and a Max Angelo Convention is probably better. Lexi has every aspect of the conventions planned out, even though she knows that fifteen minutes, it will all go to hell. With her team of friends, they organise and manage the chaos that is thousands of fans and temperamental artists with poise, and reprieves under tables. Lexi thought she had it all… until Aidan Green. And believe me, YOU will never experience a love story as FREAKING ADORABLE as this one is! If you haven’t gotten it for a) the happy tears or b) the five star rating let me tell you, I LOVE THIS BOOK. LOVE IT. LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT I WAS SQUEALING AND FLAILING AND FANGIRLING AND FALLING for this world and these characters, and let me tell you why: 1. IT’S CENTERED ON CONVENTIONS: If this isn’t THE MOST ADORABLE place to place to set a book I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS. It has chaos, and MORE CHAOS and some crazy characters and forms SUCH a fun background, it’s really difficult to describe. 2. THE CHEMISTRY: It is VERY hard to get chemistry right, VERY HARD. And yet somehow, Maggie Harcourt managed to make this awkward chemistry PERFECT, with all their ups and downs and it made me SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT. 3. THE ADORABLENESS: I honestly cannot DEAL with the amount of adorableness that this book contained (hence, you will find the word adorable in this review about 8,000 times) but the dialogue between Aidan/ Haydn and Lexi was brilliant and REAL and awkward and everything you’re looking for in a book like this. I think I should stop ranting now and just MAKE YOU GO READ THIS BOOK. Unconventional every fangirl’s adorably awkward dreams put in the shape of a book, and you need it in your lives. ALL THE STARS.

- 26/01/2017
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