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This Song Is (Not) For You


Available: 01/07/16
5.5 x 8.18 · 240 pages
Ages 14-17 years
CDN $19.99 · pb

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Laura Nowlin

Music is the second most important thing," I say. That was something my mother would always say. We've stopped saying it out loud, but I think it all the same.
The most important thing is love.
From the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling If He Had Been With Me comes a captivating novel about navigating - andprotecting - the loves and friendships that sustain us.
Ramona fell for Sam the moment she met him. It was like she had known him forever. He's one of the few constants in her life, and their friendship is just too important to risk for a kiss. Though she really wants to kiss him. . .
Sam loves Ramona, but he would never expect her to feel the same way-she's too quirky and cool for someone like him. Still, they complement each other perfectly, bothas best friends and as a band.
Then they meet Tom. Tom makes music too, and he's the band's missing piece. The three quickly become inseparable. Except Ramona's falling in love with Tom. But she hasn't fallen out of love with Sam either. How can she be true to her feelings and herself without losing the very relationships that make her heart sing? 
This Song is (Not) for You is perfect for readers looking for:
- Contemporaryteen romance books
- Unputdownable & bingeworthy novels
- Complex emotional YA stories
- Novels that explore monogamy, polyamory, and asexuality
- Characters with a passion for music 
- Performance art


Laura Nowlin is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling and TikTok sensation If He Had Been with Me and If Only I Had Told Her . She holds a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Missouri University. Laura lives in St. Louis with her family.