Deep, Deep Down by Lydia Lukidis          
Deep, Deep Down
Meet the author
Lydia Lukidis
(Ages 7-11)

Joya Goffney

Dear Reader,

Quinn Jackson has lost her journal! And not just any journal, her list journal full of all her secrets — and now it's in the hands of an anonymous blackmailer. If she doesn't complete a to-do list of all her fears, they'll post her most personal lists on Instagram.

My current romance started out like Quinn's. I wrote a list of all my fears, and my guy was the only person I felt comfortable sharing that list with. He encouraged me to face my fears, just like Carter, and along the way our initial animosity towards each other morphed into irrevocable love.

Earning starred reviews from both Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, I'm proud that EXCUSE ME WHILE I UGLY CRY has been called "a perfect mix of humor and romance—and a source of inspiration for being brave." —Kirkus Reviews

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Joya Goffney

"A hilarious and swoonworthy story." —Kristina Forest, author of Now That I've Found You

"A fun, emotionally rich romance with a sweet, imperfect character who will win your heart." —Liara Tamani, author of All the Things We Never Knew

"At its heart, this is a story about finding the courage to be honest and take risks and the freedom that follows from embracing authenticity. A perfect mix of humor and romance—and a source of inspiration for being brave."  —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With the help of some of her classmates, Quinn unpacks what it means to be Black and creates lasting relationships that help her flourish... This authentic look at the teen years will undoubtedly delight readers."  —Booklist (starred review)
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry / Joya Goffney / HarperTeen/HarperCollins

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 978-0063024793 / Published: May, 2021

Ages 13-18 / YA