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Wish You Weren't Here

Wish You Weren't Here

by Erin Baldwin

"A masterclass of a sapphic rom-com. Filled with hate-to-love perfection, swoony moments, and off-the-charts chemistry."  -Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart and She Gets the Girl

All's fair in love and Color War.

Juliette doesn't hate Priya Pendley.

At least, not in the way teen movies say she should hate the hot popular girl. They don't do cat fights, love triangles, or betrayal. To survive their intertwined small town lives, they’ve agreed to a truce. They complete group projects without fighting, never gossip to mutual friends, and stand on opposite sides of photos so it’s easy to crop each other out.

Priya seems to have everything during the school year—social media stardom, the handsome track captain boyfriend, and millions of adoring fans—and Juliette is at peace with that. Because Juliette has the summer, and the one place she never feels like “too much”: Fogridge Sleepaway Camp.

But her hopes for a few Priya-free weeks are shattered when her rival shows up at Fogridge on move-in day... as her cabinmate, no less. Juliette is determined to enjoy her final summer, even if it means (gag) tolerating her childhood rival, but everything that can go wrong, does.

If Juliette can’t find something to like about her situation—and about Priya—she risks hating the only home she’s ever had, right before she says goodbye to it forever.

Praise for Wish You Weren't Here by Erin Baldwin

"Wish You Weren't Here is a masterclass of a sapphic romcom. Filled with hate-to-love perfection, swoony moments, and off-the-charts chemistry, this book needs to be at the very top of your TBR. You’ll be longing for summer camp AND a girlfriend by the very end!" -Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart and She Gets the Girl

"As a summer camp lifer, Wish You Weren't Here is the wildly fun, nostalgia-inducing romance of my dreams. It's the perfect summer read for any time of year, with an ending so satisfying, I actually shed a few tears!"-Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer

"Radiating with cozy nostalgia, sharp wit, and a heart-melting slow-burn romance, Wish You Weren’t Here is an inescapable page-turner. Readers will trip head over feet for this fresh, funny debut!"
—Julian Winters, award-winning author of Right Where I Left You

"Crackling with chemistry and romantic tension, this incredible debut made me want to go to summer camp." –Betty Cayouette of Betty’s Book List and the author of One Last Shot

"Erin Baldwin is an exciting new voice in YA, and this is enemies-to-friends-to-lovers done right. Crackling with romantic tension, laugh-out-loud humor, and a touching journey of personal growth, Wish You Weren’t Here is guaranteed to leave your heart as gooey as a s'more." –Brian D. Kennedy, author of A Little Bit Country and My Fair Brady

"Oh, my summer camp loving heart! Wish You Weren't Here is a delightful sapphic YA romance that perfectly captures the nostalgia and bittersweetness of growing up, the thrill and joy of falling in love as you embrace what lies ahead." –Chloe Liese, USA Today bestselling author of Two Wrongs Make a Right

"A queer love story that incorporates Survivor is glorious." –George Mladenov, two-time Australian Survivor contestant and author of How to Win Friends and Manipulate People

"Immersive and witty, with an authentically teen voice, Baldwin places you so firmly inside Camp Fogridge you can practically feel the dirt under your fingernails. The slow burn of this enemies-to-lovers story will sustain you down to the very last s'more." -Anna Gracia, author of Boys I Know and The Misdirection of Fault Lines

"With pages stuffed full of vibrant characters, a unique atmospheric setting, and a swoon-worthy, queer romance at its core, Wish You Weren't Here was the perfect read. Juliette and Priya's witty banter, and tender journey from enemies-to-lovers is one that will stay with me for quite some time. A dazzling debut from the next voice to watch in YA romance." -Serena Kaylor, author of Long Story Short

  • Pages: 304 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 9780593622698
Penguin Teen