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The Fragile Ordinary

(2018)
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I am Comet Caldwell.

And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name.


People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky.

But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

When new student Tobias King blazes in from America and shakes up the school, Comet thinks she’s got the bad boy figured out. Until they’re thrown together for a class assignment and begin to form an unlikely connection. Everything shifts in Comet’s ordinary world. Tobias has a dark past and runs with a tough crowd—and none of them are happy about his interest in Comet. Targeted by bullies and thrown into the spotlight, Comet and Tobias can go their separate ways…or take a risk on something extraordinary.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Impossible Vastness of Us and the On Dublin Street series comes a heartfelt and beautiful new young adult novel, set in Scotland, about daring to dream and embracing who you are.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"The Fragile Ordinary is a five-star book for me. Samantha Young writes a poignant coming-of-age story and explores significant issues with finesse and a deep-seated understanding of human nature. Do yourself a favor and add this novel to your library." - Amy A Bartol

"I deeply loved this emotional, beautifully told story. Samantha Young is a master craftsman when it comes to creating complicated and lovable characters. I can't recommend The Fragile Ordinary enough!" - Rachel Higginson

"The Fragile Ordinary is a perfect read. First it made me swoon, then it broke me and put me back together again. For those who feel like they don't quite fit in anywhere, Comet's character shows you can be true to yourself and still find your place in life and love." - Miranda Kenneally

"Samantha Young writes amazing and emotional characters who steal my heart." - Katie McGarry

"Samantha Young shines! THE FRAGILE ORDINARY is heart wrenching and beautiful. Exquisitely done." - Addison Moore

"Endearing and relatable, Comet-the girl who is searching for her place in this world-will shoot through the sky and into your heart." - Erin Watt


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June 2018 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary
Author(s): Samantha Young
ISBN: 1-335-01674-0 / 978-1-335-01674-4 (Canada edition)
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary
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ISBN: 1-5385-1682-9 / 978-1-5385-1682-9 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary Lib/E
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ISBN: 1-5385-1680-2 / 978-1-5385-1680-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary
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ISBN: 1-5385-1681-0 / 978-1-5385-1681-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary
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Title: The Fragile Ordinary
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