A Really Awesome Mess

By Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin

A touch of restoration Road, a pattern of Nick and Norah's endless Playlist, and a lower of Juno. A particularly notable Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming tale of 2 young children suffering to discover love and themselves.

Two childrens. very bumpy roads taken that result in Heartland Academy.

Justin was once simply having enjoyable, but if his dad walked in on him with a lady in a really compromising place, Justin's summer season took a brief flip for the more severe. His mom and dad' divorce placed Justin on rocky psychological flooring, and after a handful of Tylenol lands him within the health center, he has rather hit all-time low.

Emmy by no means felt like a part of her kin. She used to be followed from China. Her mom and dad and sister tower over her and seem like they got here out of a Ralph Lauren catalog--and Emmy certainly does not. After a scandalous picture of Emmy ends up in vicious rumors round tuition, she threatens the boy who begun all of it on fb.

Justin and Emmy arrive at Heartland Academy, a reform institution that would strength them to house their concerns, broken souls with little endurance for authority. yet alongside the best way they'll discover a ragtag workforce of adolescents who're simply as damaged, obdurate, and whole of sarcasm as themselves. after all, they may even name one another pals.

A humorous, unhappy, and noteworthy tale, A fairly amazing Mess is a trip of friendship and self-discovery that teenager readers would certainly check in for.

"Alternating among scenes of huge humor and deep emotion, the authors current a practical point of view at the flaws all of us hold with us, and how friendships can shape and enhance lower than any circumstances." VOYA 4Q 4P S

Also to be had in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-60684-363-5) and book (ISBN: 978-1-60684-364-2) formats.

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Diana acknowledged, and everyone groaned, most likely picturing a torturous around of Sorry or Monopoly. “Well, Diana, what online game do you want to play? ” “The ass video game! ” “Uh, Diana, I’m unsure what that's, yet I don’t think—” “Substitute ass for middle in any music identify. cross! ” She pointed at Emmy. “Um. ‘Achy Breaky Ass’? ” I laughed at that one, as did Chip, yet no one else was once inspired. Tina sputtered, “Emmy, please, the language—” “ ‘Ass of Stone’! ” Chip piped in. Crickets. “I don’t understand American music,” Mohammed stated. “Jenny? ” Diana stated. “Not talkin’, huh? ok, you get a tune Kanye West wrote approximately Emmy. ‘Assless. ’ ” every person, even Emmy and Mohammed, laughed at that one. Tina was once nonetheless providing feeble protests, yet now it was once in complete swing, and we have been all shouting titles out. “ ‘Assbeat’! ” “ ‘Ass-Shaped Box’! ” “ ‘Jar of Asses’! ” “ ‘Stereo Asses’! ” “ ‘Ass-break Hotel’! ” and at last Tina had had adequate. She stood up, red-faced, and yelled, “All of you! cease it at once! Now, I’m sorry you had a unhappiness this week, yet that doesn’t suggest you get to flout each rule at Assland—Heartland Academy! ” not anyone stated something for a moment. after which Diana piped up with, “Assland Academy? Tina, that's genius! Assland! ” “No, men, pay attention, I misspoke with the—” Tina attempted to protest, yet every person was once giggling so loud and tough she couldn’t get her sentence out. “Assland Academy,” Chip acknowledged, “a worrying position! ” “Nestled within the Ass of the United States, Assland Academy offers a healing environment …” Emmy additional. “Nestled within the ass! ” I panted among laughs. “Good one! Tina, this can be a winner! I haven’t laughed this tough on the grounds that I obtained to Assland! ” Tina waited patiently, blushing, till we stopped guffawing. It took awhile. “Okay, men. I’m now not knocking you down a degree for this simply because I’m chuffed that you just acquired via your tough time, and, except Diana’s Kanye West comment, none of it used to be particularly abusive—” “Have you visible this woman? ” Diana requested. “It’s simply actual. ” Emmy shrugged. “True. even if i used to be a bath I by no means had a lot of a butt. ” Tina nodded. “Great. besides, i would like to offer you men one other probability to interact. ” She provided us a double-or-nothing deal. hours with the iPods and twenty additional mins at the telephone for one more week of excellent habit. I appeared round the circle and observed the wheels handing over everyone’s brain. What may well I do with the additional time? Did final week’s offers nonetheless carry, or have been we in new territory the following? All used to be spoke back at dinner. “So final week’s bargains are nonetheless in effect,” Mohammed stated whilst every body had introduced their tray again to the desk. “No way,” Diana stated. “I are looking to renegotiate. ” I’d provide the child this. She had balls of metal. i used to be additionally chuffed simply because if she desired to renegotiate, that used to be gonna provide me hours with the iPod. I had a semi simply considering it. It wasn’t Mohammed who stepped in to maintain her in line, even though. It was once Emmy. “As the person that blew the unique deal, you’re not likely within the place to dictate phrases. ” “Yeah, really I am,” Diana acknowledged.

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