Again, but Better: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Again, but Better: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Again, but Better is a hopeful book about travel and second chances. The story centers around an introverted college student named Shane who makes the decision to study abroad and try her best to make friends and actually enjoy her classes. If you appreciate inspirational messages and stories that draw you in, this book is for you.

— Annie P., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member

**INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.


Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?

Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure!

Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart.

Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic - the possibilities are endless.

Christine Riccio is the New York Times bestselling author of Again, But Better. She’s been on a quest to encourage more humans to read since the third grade. Her YouTube channel PolandbananasBOOKS has over 410,000 book-loving subscribers. She makes comedic book reviews, vlogs, sketches, and writing videos chronicling the creation of her own novels. She’s also one of the three YouTubers behind BOOKSPLOSION—YouTube’s longest-running book club. She graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a degree in Film and TV and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250299253
ISBN-10: 125029925X
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English

"This funny, poignant debut by a popular BookTuber is full of life and honest reflection, and it’s packed with adventures that will charm readers, whether they’ve traveled abroad or not. Give this to anyone who enjoys tales of self-discovery and first love." - Booklist

“Half wish fulfilment, half cautionary tale and full of charm." - Kirkus

"Again, But Better is a fantastic debut novel! Entertaining, clever and impossible to put down." - Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author

"A story of finding love and finding yourself. Prepare to be completely charmed." - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of Autoboyography