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A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy

(The first book in the Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy series)
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“Speculative John Green vibes live in these pages!” —BuzzFeed

You’ve Reached Sam meets John Hughes 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 crash, then Cam tears his ACL in a basketball accident. The operation leaves him in agony, confined to his couch and ruminating over the fact that his ex may not survive.

But when (after taking his medication) Cam starts seeing Ally, he starts to think: 1. He may be headed for a complete mental breakdown and 2. This summer might just be interesting afterall.

Brimming with honesty and humor,
A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy interrogates how much control we really have over matters of love—and life.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"Wildly entertaining and heart-wrenching all at once. Between an admirably snarky apparition and the chaos of graduating high school, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy is perfectly tumultuous in the way only the teenage experience can be." - Chloe Gong

"A pitch perfect debut. Jeff Bishop's fresh voice deftly captures the gut churning angst of heartbreak and how difficult it is to see our own role in it. With all of its hallucinatory hilarity, you won't feel the lump in your throat sneak up on you until it's too late to get that box of tissues and a weighted blanket. You may never get over Allison Tandy." - Jenni Hendriks

"Witty, unflinching, and with a poignancy that builds right up until the last page when you realize you are crying, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy is a master class in voice and dialogue. Is this debut novel contemporary, a romcom, a comedy, a drama, a work of speculative fiction? It is all of these, and none of these, and it does not matter. A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy is a truly wonderful debut." - Lillie Lainoff

"The definitive YA breakup book." - Liz Lawson

"A brilliant mix of heart and humor. A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy grabbed me from the first sentence and never let go. Jeff Bishop is a hilarious new voice in YA fiction!" - Cameron Lund

"Parents will hate it . . . teens will love it." - Dante Medema

"Bishop has succeeded where many have tried and failed: getting me to empathize with a straight teenage boy. I loved this hilarious and totally original story of heartbreak and healing." - Gabby Noone

"A refreshing, earnest and funny debut novel where nothing is off-limits. Without a doubt, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy will leave teen readers wanting more." - Suzanne Park

"Sincere and hilarious at the same time, A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy is an absolute standout. Jeff Bishop perfectly captures the pain of teen heartbreak, and eases it with a heavy dose of quick wit and charm." - Phil Stamper

"I was hooked from the very first chapter." - Margot Wood

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