Cover Reveal: Precious Things by Stephanie Parent

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Precious Things

Author: Stephanie Parent 

Release Date: May 2013

Cover Deisgned by: Allie
Brennan of B Design

Cover reveal organized by: YA Bound

Summary from Goodreads:

Isabelle Andrews isn’t supposed to be here. She isn’t 
supposed to be a freshman at Hartford Community College, she isn't supposed to 
be living at home and working at her dad’s failing bakery, and she definitely 
isn’t supposed to be taking Intro to Electronic Music Production, a class that 
will get her nowhere toward her goal of an English Ph.D. by age twenty-five. 
But when her dad’s latest business fiasco eats up her college fund, Hartford 
Community College is exactly where Isabelle finds herself—and thanks to her 
late enrollment, she doesn’t even get to choose her classes. Stuck with 
Electronic Music and way-too-easy English courses, Isabelle is determined to 
wallow in all the misery she feels entitled to.

But community college brings some unexpected benefits…like the fact that a certain overworked, over-scheduled Electronic Music professor hands over most of his duties to his teaching assistant. His tall, green-eyed, absolutely gorgeous teaching assistant. When TA Evan Strauss discovers Isabelle’s apathy toward electronic music—and, well, all music—he makes it his mission to convert her. The music Evan composes stirs something inside Isabelle, but she can’t get
involved—after all, she’ll be transferring out as soon as possible. 

Still, no matter how tightly Isabelle holds on to her misery, she finds it slipping away in the wake of all Hartford Community offers: new friendships, a surprisingly cool poetry professor, and most of all, Evan. But Evan’s dream of owning his own music studio is as impractical as Isabelle’s dad’s bakery, and when Evan makes a terrible decision, everything Isabelle has gained threatens to unravel. Soon Isabelle discovers that some of the most important lessons take place outside the classroom…and that in life, as in Evan’s favorite Depeche Mode song, the most precious things can be the hardest to hold on to.

About the Author:

Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at 
USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved 
to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might 
give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books 
about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.

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