Furious (Hardcover)

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There's nothing more thrilling than being behind the wheel when the flag drops, a stretch of track ahead and her foot on the gas. Racing is in Jojo's blood. Or at least . . . it was.

Jojo Emerson-Boyd should be on the fast track to her own wildly successful racing career. Instead, she's spending the seemingly endless summer working at her grandmother's auto shop in the small town of Dell's Hollow. Everything changed when Jojo lost her mom, a celebrity NASCAR racer, in a tragic racing accident. Now, according to her dad, even getting her license is out of the question, so she might as well forget about racing. For the first time, her future seems foggy. But something comes into focus when Eliana "El" Blum turns up at the shop with an adorable scowl, a tough-girl vibe, and a mystery to solve.

A Motorcyle Girl™ at heart, El grew up on the sidelines of the motocross circuit, watching Maxine, her idol of an older sister, compete. When she suddenly loses all contact with Max, El won't give up until she's found. She's determined to follow Max's trail of clues, the first of which leads straight to the auto shop and to Jojo.

Jojo and El form a quick bond, and their relationship only deepens as they investigate Max's disappearance together. Falling for each other feels effortless—El the steady, measured pace to Jojo's fast lane. Impromptu road trips, heists, street races, and ever heightening stakes that feel ripped from a Fast & Furious movie test their resolve and the strength of their relationship. When the final laps of their search reveal surprising emotional truths, they'll have to trust each other and confront the grief woven into their complicated families if they hope to chase down their dreams.

About the Author

Jamie Pacton is an award-winning author. Her YA contemporary books include Lucky Girl and The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly. Her YA fantasy novels include The Absinthe Underground and The Vermilion Emporium. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin with her family. Find her at www.jamiepacton.com or @jamiepacton on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Rebecca Podos is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of YA novels, including The Mystery of Hollow Places, Like Water, The Wise and the Wicked, and From Dust, a Flame. She is a co-editor of the YA romance anthology Fools in Love and has a short story featured in the collection At Midnight. By day, she's an agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston and can be found on her website Rebeccapodos.com.

Praise For…

"The authenticity of the characters’ emotions and the sweetness of their romance will surely capture many hearts [...] A high-speed queer romance."
Kirkus Reviews

"[A] whirlwind romance based on understanding and empathy. This fast-paced read by Pacton and Podos, told via the teens’ alternating perspectives, perceptively balances grief and levity in the form of an easy-to-root-for romance."
Publishers Weekly

"Furious is a beautiful sapphic love letter to wild girls who yearn for what they've lost, only to discover the missing pieces in each other."
—Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune and Night for Day

"When it's not snort-out-loud funny, it's I'm-not-crying-you're-crying poignant, and El and Jojo are both fully realized characters from the beginning—complex, and completely loveable. And the kissing scenes . . . look, just read it. Thank me later."
—Maxine Kaplan, author of The Accidental Bad Girl and Wench

Product Details
ISBN: 9798890030160
Publisher: Page Street YA
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English