My Week with Him (Paperback)

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"Add this where romance is in high demand." —School Library Journal

"Acute portrait of agency, hope, and intergenerational trauma." —Publishers Weekly

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection pick!

From Joya Goffney of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry comes a best friends-to-lovers YA romance about a girl named Nikki who plans to run away from small-town Texas but ultimately finds that her oldest friend, Mal, just might be the one who’s been there for her all along. Filled with complex family drama, friendship, love, and finding your voice. For fans of I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest and Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan. Now in paperback!

Nikki can’t wait to leave Texas and follow her dreams of a music career . . . After a painful betrayal by her sister and a heated argument with their mother, Nikki is kicked out and finds herself homeless. She decides to go to California to pursue her singing career. When her best friend, Malachai, discovers her plan to flee Texas, he begs her to spend the remainder of spring break with him. He believes that over the course of a week, he can convince her to stay in Texas, or to at least graduate high school. But their plans are interrupted when Nikki’s little sister, Vae, goes missing.

Nikki is forced to work alongside her difficult mother as they set off in search of Vae, with Malachai’s support. Will Nikki find a reason to stay in Texas, or will this spring break be the last time she sees them? Through her emotional journey, Nikki ultimately finds the love she’s always been missing and discovers the power of her own voice.

About the Author

Joya Goffney grew up in New Waverly, a small town in East Texas. In high school, she challenged herself with to-do lists full of risk-taking items, like “hug a random boy” and “eat a cricket,” which inspired her debut novel, Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry. With a passion for Black social psychology, she moved out of the countryside to attend the University of Texas in Austin, where she still resides.

Praise For…

"Acute portrait of agency, hope, and intergenerational trauma by Goffney" — Publishers Weekly

"Add this title to collections where romance is in high demand." — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063254756
ISBN-10: 0063254751
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 31st, 2075
Pages: 400
Language: English