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Annie LeBlanc Is Not Dead Yet: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A weird and delightful YA speculative story about friendship and loneliness. The author weaves together a story that is equal parts heartache and fun. Readers will be cheering Wilson on as she attempts to save her best friend Annie from death for a second time. -Mallory

— From Annie LeBlanc is not yet dead


Every ten years in the strange little town of Lennon, California, one person is chosen to return from the dead…

Wilson Moss entered the town’s top-secret contest in the hopes of resurrecting her ex-best friend Annie LeBlanc, but that doesn’t mean she thought she’d actually win. Now Annie’s back and Wil’s ecstatic—does it even really matter that Annie ghosted her a year before she died…?

But like any contest, there are rules, and the town’s resurrected dead can only return for thirty days. When Wil discovers a loophole that means Annie might be able to stay for good, she’s desperate to keep her alive. The potential key? Their third best friend, Ryan. Forget the fact that Ryan openly hates them both, or that she and Wilson have barely spoken since that awkward time they kissed. Wil can put it aside for one month; she just needs to stop thinking about it first.

Because Wil has one summer to permanently put an end to her loneliness—it’s that, or lose her only friends…again. But along the way, she might have to face some difficult truths about Annie’s past and their friendship that, so far, she’s left buried.

About the Author

Originally from San Diego, California, MOLLY MORRIS moved to the UK to study for her Masters on the University of East Anglia’s prestigious Creative Writing Prose program, and it was only after finishing here that she began writing Young Adult fiction – her writing and reading true love. Nowadays, she spends her time re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files while doing up her 18th-century house. Her debut novel This is Not the End was released in the UK in 2022. Annie LeBlanc is Not Dead Yet is her US debut.

Praise For…

"The continual countdown to Annie’s return to the afterlife gives the story tangible stakes...This is a clever, lightly magical title." - Booklist

"The story is fresh and well executed, simultaneously feeling both perfectly convincing and truly bizarre." -Kirkus Reviews

"Morris’s deft handling of the teens’ intertwining histories and the little mythologies that make up the language of adolescent friendships imbues this speculative rom-com with well-timed comedy and plenty of angst." - Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250290069
ISBN-10: 1250290066
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English