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Virginia Shreves' world implodes again in this long-awaited follow-up to Printz honoree The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Sixteen-year-old Virginia Shreves' life is finally back on course: She's accepted who she is inside and out and is rebuilding her relationship with brother Byron, whose date-rape charge shattered everything. But just as she adjusts to her new normal, her world turns upside down again. Sparks with boyfriend Froggy fade, her best friend bombshells bad news, and then the police arrest Byron. 

As Virginia struggles to cope, she meets Nate, an artist with his own baggage. The pair vow not to share personal drama. But secrets have a way of coming out, and theirs could ruin everything. 

Just in time for The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things' 15th anniversary, Virginia's hope-filled story of love, friendship, and the beauty in imperfection continues, by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler.

©2018 Carolyn Mackler (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Finally

A great second book and picks up perfectly from where “the Earth my butt and other big round things” left off.

Although the story is a little predictable, it’s exactly what I wanted from these characters and is a great follow up and really enjoyed being back in this world.

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  • Jahliyah hinds
  • 23-10-20

Omggggg

This book is so really and amazing it made me cry and laugh and feel so making things this is book is a real take on life and real situations and has even made me understand things and feel stuff about my self, would totally recommend and to the girls who think they aren’t worth it, we are all just trying here some people need to try harder or try less but we’re humans and we struggle don’t forget that!!!!!!

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  • Natasha S
  • 07-10-20

Great story

Loved it! I'm happy to have finally gotten the chance to read part two years later. I loved how Virginia's character has evolved.

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