Today tonight tomorrow

Rachel Lynn Solomon

Book - 2020

"Throughout the years both Rowan and Neil have been at competition with one another on everything from who has the best ideas for school functions to which one will be their graduating class's valedictorian. However, in the twenty-four hours left they have as high school students, the two learn they share something much deeper than a rivalry"--

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Young Adult Area YOUNG ADULT FICTION/Solomon Rachel Due May 21, 2022
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Published
New York : Simon Pulse 2020.
Edition
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
Language
English
Physical Description
373 pages ; 21 cm
Audience
Ages 12 and Up.
Grades 10-12.
ISBN
9781534440241
1534440240
Main Author
Rachel Lynn Solomon (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Every morning, Neil McNair awakens Rowan Roth with a text. A taunting text: they're the two top students in the senior class, and sworn rivals. But on the last day of school, there are only two competitions left: who will make valedictorian, and who will win Howl, a citywide senior class event, "part Assassin, part scavenger hunt." Rowan thinks about Neil so much that her friends believe her obsessed, a notion that Rowan finds ridiculous. Until, that is, the long night of Howl, when the two meet each other's families, talk about the last four years, and even share a dance. In Rowan and Neil, Solomon (Our Year of Maybe) has created two complex, believable characters—word lover Neil has his future planned out, but his present is way more complicated than Rowan knows. She's an aspiring writer, but she's afraid to tell anyone—for one thing, her parents are children's book authors; for another, she wants to write romance, a genre that she sees as feminist in its focus on female desire but that is frequently dismissed as "trash." Enemies turned lovers is an old romance trope, but in Solomon's deft hands, this funny, tender, and romantic book is fresh and wholly satisfying. Ages 12–up. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (July) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—It's the last day of senior year and Rowan is awakened by a text from her nerdy nemesis, Neil. Their epic rivalry has spanned all four years of high school and both of them hope to be awarded the coveted title of valedictorian. When Rowan gets salutatorian, she vows to best Neil one last time at Howl, a senior class scavenger hunt. But they team up after overhearing their peers strategizing to take them down. As Rowan and Neil work together, their rivalry begins to give way to friendship and, to no one's surprise but their own, romance. Told from Rowan's perspective and featuring ephemera from her high school journey, this story is equal parts coming of age, tender romance, and a love letter to Seattle. Rowan and Neil's banter is sharp and their clever solutions to the scavenger hunt move the story along at breakneck speed. Featuring a racially diverse cast, the story does a great job of balancing the action with important discussions about how damaging stereotypes can be. Readers bear witness to Rowan's defense, as an aspiring writer, of the romance genre in the face of backlash from her friends, family, and her rival. VERDICT A thoughtful and current story, and a fun summer read.—Samantha Lumetta, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A bitter rivalry between two overachieving high school seniors erupts after one of them is named valedictorian on a day that finds them unexpectedly teaming up and falling for each other while competing against their fellow graduates during a farewell tour of Seattle. 50,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Throughout the years both Rowan and Neil have been at competition with one another on everything from who has the best ideas for school functions to which one will be their graduating class's valedictorian. However, in the twenty-four hours left they have as high school students, the two learn they share something much deeper than a rivalry"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

'A dizzying, intimate romance.' 'Kirkus Reviews (starred review)'Funny, tender, and romantic.' 'Publishers Weekly (starred review)The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.Today, she hates him.It's the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she'd love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.Tonight, she puts up with him.When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they're the last players left'and then they'll destroy each other.As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he's much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she's sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.Tomorrow'maybe she's already fallen for him.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“A dizzying, intimate romance.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Funny, tender, and romantic.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.

Today, she hates him.

It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.

Tonight, she puts up with him.

When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.

As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.