The Art of Lainey

The Art of Lainey

eBook - 2014
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Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Dessen, and Susane Colasanti, The Art of Lainey tells the story of how, with the help of The Art of War, Lainey plots the perfect plan to get her boyfriend back. But is getting him back really what she wants' Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her'no reasons, no warnings, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back. And that's when Lainey and Bianca stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, the girls are sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey's arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few "dates," it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game. Can fighting for what she wants help Lainey figure out what she really needs'
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperTeen, 2014
ISBN: 9780062238436
0062238434
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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blue_oyster_25
Jan 27, 2017

I always wondered if authors made playlists based on the books they write and apparently Paula Stokes does. I checked out her playlist for the Art of Lainey (which included a diverse selection of music) and discovered one of my favorite bands "The Ramones" was on the playlist with the song " I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend". Let's just that any book that inspired a Ramones song in its official playlist is worth reading for me! Hey Ho, Lets Go!

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sandette
Jun 23, 2015

I own this book! I purchased it a little reluctantly, but was pleasantly surprised. I really like contemporary fiction. This book was really predictable, and Lainey is selfish and idiotic at times, but I felt like she was a good, flawed character. I'd rather that than a perfect one. An overall good book. I really liked the colloquial language the author used.

JCLKatyW Jan 29, 2015

This was a pleasantly surprising read. I went in with low expectations, and I found a charming story that was hard to put down. Lainey has recently been dumped by her boyfriend, and her friend Bianca encourages her to use the The Art of War, an ancient Chinese war manual, to get her boyfriend back. While waging war against her old boyfriend, Lainey finds unexpected friendships and realizes that perhaps the future she envisioned is not the one she wants. The author did a good job making Lainey seem like a real person. I enjoyed watching Lainey's growth through the story. Another cool thing is that the story is set in St. Louis! Yah, Midwest!

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