"An important, positive conservation message, and a perfect nonfiction addition to preschool story time or a beginning informational picture book collection." - SLJ, starred review
"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
It's always so exciting to celebrate the announcement of an author's debut novel - and this one is a little extra exciting for me, because it's my debut deal as an agent! I fell in love with Kristy Boyce's HOT BRITISH BOYFRIEND when I first read it last year and immediately knew she had something special in Ellie and the characters that accompanied her journey through England and to figuring herself out.
Here's the official announcement that went out in Children's Bookshelf yesterday!
Catherine Wallace at HarperCollins has acquired Hot British Boyfriend, a debut YA novel by Kristy Boyce. Following a horrifying (and viral) public rejection, Ellie crashes her high school's honors study abroad trip to England to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is more of a confidence booster than a hot British boyfriend, but what if her perfect British boyfriend isn't actually the perfect boy for her? Publication is planned for winter 2021; Tara Gonzalez at Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.
Huge congratulations, Kristy! I am so happy your dreams are coming true and I can't wait for HOT BRITISH BOYFRIEND to be on shelves - not long now!