The only thing sixteen-year-old Amelia Anderson loves more than movies is her older brother, Toby, a larger-than-life force, as popular with the cheerleaders as with the stoners. Amelia, on the other hand, is addicted to Netflix and afraid to drive. But she doesn't mind. She's happy playing the sidekick in the movie version of Toby's life. But when a devastating event takes Toby out of the picture, Amelia's left without a star. Ready or not, she has to step into her own spotlight. It's time to get out of her head, get off of Netflix, and get behind the camera-and the wheel.
This whip-smart, heart-wrenching debut YA novel about first love, first loss, and filmmaking will delight fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven.
Emily Wunsch is a writer living in Lebanon, NH, with her husband and two daughters. She's written movie reviews for The Washington Free Press, worked in a used bookstore, taught college-level writing, and published short fiction and journalism in a variety of publications including The Best of Bellevue Literary Review. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing from Brooklyn College. In the movie version of her life she would like to be played by Tina Fey, with Mark Ruffalo playing her husband, even though she looks nothing like Tina and her husband looks nothing like Mark.