Marjorie Plum never meant to peak in high school. She was Queen Bee. Now, 10 years later, she's lost her sparkle. At her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss—at a potentially game-changing new job—grows increasingly like flirtatious banter. Suddenly, she’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be? Nora Zelevansky’s Will You Won’t You Want Me? is a funny, often surprising, novel about growing up when you are already supposed to be grown.
Marjorie Plum really loved high school. She was popular and promising then. Now she’s just been fired from her not-so-glamorous job and out of an apartment.
Exiled in Brooklyn with a girl named Fred as a roommate, she has to figure out a way to get her life back on track – and she could never have guessed that it would all start with her posing as a tutor for one whip smart teenage girl.
Belinda’s growing up in a modern household with two mothers and has to carry around a list of any possible allergies that she might develop. She’s also discovering that boys are sometimes very confusing animals.
“BTW, have you ever heard of ‘Saturn return’?”
And as if Marjorie didn’t need any further complications, she’s being pursued by the boy who both tormented and teased her in high school. Her history with Mac is long and she finds a strange kind of comfort in his presence. That is until she meets a broody and beautiful boy that turns everything that she thought she wanted upside down.
Gus isn’t known for his way with people, but his chemistry with Marjorie is something that can’t be denied. So when Saturn comes around again, will she choose to be the girl from the past or one with the brightest of futures?
“I must look like a mess,” she’d said.
Will You Won’t You Want Me is a wildly clever and nostalgic story of discovery. Nora’s characters weave their way into your heart with some of the best banter in recent literary memory. They are loveable, quirky and so refreshingly genuine that it’s virtually impossible not to fall under their spell.
From New York to Los Angeles and in all of the spaces in between, this book is destined to become an instant all time favourite…
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