What Happens After Midnight (Paperback)

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What Happens After Midnight (Paperback)


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From the bestselling author of The Summer of Broken Rules comes a new coming-of-age romance about senior year, first love, and finding yourself. 

Lily Hopper has two more weeks until she's officially finished with boarding school. With graduation quickly approaching Lily is worried that she's somehow missed out on the fun of being in high school. So, when she receives a mysterious note inviting her to join the anonymous senior class Jester in executing the end-of-year prank, Lily sees her chance to put her goody-two-shoes reputation behind her.

When Lily realizes the Jester is none other than Taggart Swell, her ex- boyfriend, she's already in too deep to back out. Lily might've dumped Tag, but she still has major feelings. Plus, his brilliant plan to steal the school's yearbooks, targets none other than Lily's prom date: the Senior Class President, Daniel.

As the group of pranksters hide cryptic clues across campus for Daniel to find, Lily and Tag find themselves in close quarters. As the exes dodge Campus Safety guards, night owl teachers, a troop of freshmen, and even Daniel himself, new sparks fly. But old hurts and painful secrets refuse to be ignored. And with graduation on the horizon, Lily can only hope that breaking the rules will help mend her heart.

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  • Taylor Swift
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K.L. Walther was born and raised in the rolling hills of Bucks County, Pennsylvania surrounded by family, dogs, and books. Her childhood was spent traveling the northeastern seaboard to play ice hockey. She attended a boarding school in New Jersey and went on to earn a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. She is happiest on the beach with a book, cheering for the New York Rangers, or enjoying a rom-com while digging into a big bowl of popcorn and M&Ms. She is the author of If We Were Us, The Summer of Broken Rules, What Happens After Midnight. Visit her online at klwalther.com

Product Details ISBN: 9781728263137
ISBN-10: 1728263131
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
"An instant hit... carefully plotted [with] delightfully witty banter... The combination of engaging characters and plot successfully entertains while simultaneously asking big questions about legacy, memory, and the high school experience. Growing up is hard, but this book about transitioning from teen to adult makes for a fun book recommendation for a relatable life experience." — School Library Connection

"An engaging story of personal growth and a second-chance romance." — Kirkus Reviews

"Lily and Tag’s sparkling second chance romance is the stuff Taylor Swift songs are made of, their boarding school world as cozy and close-knit as Stars Hollow. I loved the epic senior prank schemes, clandestine kisses, and every other twist and turn in this delightful story!" — Kaitlyn Hill, author of Love from Scratch

"Walther builds romantic tension and develops some genuine nail-biting moments as the pranksters creep around campus, breaking into off-limits buildings, ascending a ropes course, and even hijacking a golf cart, all the while avoiding campus security." — Youth Services Book Review

"Walther (The Summer of Broken Rules) fills this edge-of-summer rom-com with mischief and mayhem, delivering swift action and a swoony second-chance romance perfect for soon-to-be-grads suffering from senioritis." — Publishers Weekly

"A complete delight! This is a swoony second chance love story intertwined with a comedy of errors, performed by a lovable, vivid ensemble." — Samantha Markum, author of This May End Badly

"Full of fun and charm...This sweet second-chance romance kept me smiling throughout!" — Becky Dean, author of Love & Other Great Expectations

"Brimming with high stakes hijinks and swoony romantic tension, WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MIDNIGHT is a laugh-out-loud, perfect page turner you won’t be able to put down. Great fun!" — Robin Reul, author of Where the Road Leads Us and My Kind of Crazy