A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl meets Paper Towns in a funny and heartfelt debut about a boy's delirious summertime quest with his ex-girlfriend.
The summer after senior year should have been a time for Cam to party and hang out with his friends. It should also have been a time for him to win back the love of his life, Allison Tandy, who'd dumped him so brutally the year before.
But it quickly becomes clear that this summer is going to be worse than a failure for Cam. It's going to be a tragedy.
Ally is left comatose after a terrible car accident on her way home from college. Then Cam tears his ACL, followed by an operation that leaves him in agony. Now Cam will be spending his time on the couch, ruminating over the fact that his ex may not survive.
But when, after taking his medication, Cam starts seeing Ally everywhere--yes, comatose Ally--he starts to think two things: 1. He might be headed for a mental breakdown and 2. This summer might just be interesting after all. Brimming with honesty and humor, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy interrogates how much control we really have over matters of love . . . and life.
Publication Date: July 12, 2022
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Jeffrey Bishop is a writer, an inside boy, and not to be trusted.
According to his exes, he is the “Expert in Healthy Relationships.” (Don't vet that). At 17, he shotgunned a Four Loko. Doctors say he hasn’t been right since. He has been stuck reliving today over and over again in a Groundhog Day-style time-loop for the past 10,185 days. Don’t believe him? Watch; someone in the room will sneeze in 3…2…1… (Did it work?) (How cool would it have been if it did though?) He is living on borrowed time and therefore takes very little about his life seriously. The exception being the writing of author bios. Nothing could be more serious.
Tags: YA, Contemporary