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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444780161

Price: £6.99

Two acclaimed young adult authors join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and that one fateful email that assigns . . . your college roommate.

The countdown to university has begun…

When Elizabeth receives her first-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her New Jersey beach town – and her mum – and start life afresh in California.

That first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from being the oldest of six, it’s that you don’t always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.

Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they’ve never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives … and each other.


Full of the bitter-sweetness of the last summer of childhood
Financial Times
Surprisingly moving ****
Star magazine
Enjoy a bit of college coming-of-age angst? Then you'll love this story of soon-to-be roommates Elizabeth and Lauren in the last summer before they start uni
Sun on Sunday Fabulous magazine
It is so clear that this is the must-have book at the moment... It was apparent even just a few chapters into Roomies that it was in a league of its own. With its witty humour, realistic glimpses into the changing lives of teenagers... I enjoyed reading Roomies far beyond belief... This was one of my favourite books of the year, hands down... Unique, thought-provoking and honest, Roomies is a five-star coming-of-age novel that I recommended HIGHLY
Pretty Little Memoirs
I thoroughly enjoyed Roomies mostly because I loved seeing a friendship develop via emails... Really easy to read as you just keep wanting to know more
Overflowing Library