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From the author of Hot Dog Girl comes a fresh and funny YA contemporary romance about two teens who fall in love in an indie comic book shop.

Jubilee has it all together. She’s an elite cellist, and when she’s not working in her stepmom’s indie comic shop, she’s prepping for the biggest audition of her life.Ridley is barely holding it together. His parents own the biggest
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: April 21st 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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    Mary Nguyen (fox & wit)
    Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I was expecting this to be a light, adorable, funny romantic contemporary novel, which it absolutely was.

    But I was not expecting this book to also be so HEAVY. The book tackles anxiety disorders, suicidal depression and parental abuse. It never said out right but I’m pretty sure it was hinted that Ridley’s dad physically beat him. “Peaks” raised her hand to hug him and Ridley flinched as if she were going to strike him.

    The representation in this was amazing: POC, mental illness, LGBTQIA rep. It’
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    Kat
    Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    * Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review *

    ACTUAL: 4.5 stars

    Jubilee balances preparing for an important cello audition for a prestigious summer program with working at her stepmom’s indie comic shop. Ridley's parents own the biggest comic-store chain in the country, but he cannot get them to notice him, unless he failing to meet their expectations. These two meet at a comic book convention prom, they cannot help falling for each other. But with feuding
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    Jenn
    Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: own, arc
    Jubilee has it all together. She's 2nd in her class and an elite cellist. She has two best friends and her stepmom runs an indie comic store, as well as being a big time comic artist. Meanwhile Ridley is barely surviving. His dad runs a chain of comic stores that are known for running the Indies out of business. His dad only cares about what he can bring to the table for his business and his mom barely thinks about him at all. He has severe anxiety and depression that's crippling a lot of the ...more
    Vee_Bookish
    Oct 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
    honestly I just really love comics
    Katie Smith
    Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    **Digital ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review**

    My favorite thing about Jen's books is that she's not afraid to write messy characters. They aren't perfect and they aren't suddenly cured when they get into a relationship. Jubilee is singularly driven until she meets Batman in an elevator going to a prom at the convention she's attending with her moms-one of them being Vera, a comic book writer and shop owner. Ridley, or Batman, is trying to work through his anxiety
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    Jill booksandescape
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    I received an advance copy of this book in physical format from the publisher in exchange for review.


    Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan follows Jubilee and Ridley. Jubilee is the stepdaughter of Vera, an indie comic store owner and publisher. Jubilee balances her time between working at the store and practicing the cello, for which she has a big audition coming up. Ridley is the son of the owners of a huge comic store chain. Ridley struggles to feel important to his family, especially his father.


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    Emelie
    Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
    Shelves: 2020
    More like 2.5
    This book is so hard to rate, but after sleeping on my rating for a few days, have decided to give it a 2.5. While there were parts I enjoyed (mainly the first 75 pages), it was definitely outweighed by everything else. Verona Comics does have a lot of diverse representation, as both the main characters are bisexual, and Ridley has depression and anxiety.
    Lauren
    Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: young-adult
    I wasn’t a huge fan seeing as much I liked HOTDOG GIRL. I can’t really put my finger on it; not sure what it is. But it was still a good read.
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    Jennifer Dugan is a writer, geek, and romantic who writes the kinds of stories she wishes she had growing up. In addition to being a young adult novelist, she is also the writer/creator of two indie comics. She lives in New York with her family, dogs, and an evil cat that is no doubt planning to take over the world.
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