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Alex, Approximately


“Uncommonly nuanced.” —★ Booklist, starred review

“An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the ‘delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing’ of falling in love.” —★ Kirkus, starred review

“A strong addition to romance collections.” —School Library Journal


In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

To be published in the U.S. & U.K. by Simon and Schuster, with editions coming in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Danish, Turkish, and Polish.


U.S. preorder (On sale April 4, 2017): Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Books-a-Million | iBooks | IndieBound | Target

U.K. preorder (On sale July 26, 2017): Amazon UK | Book Depository | Foyles | Waterstones |


Alex Links!

Blog post with U.S. trade announcements.

Barnes and Noble partners with Riveted Lit to allow readers to choose cover of Alex, Approximately.

Blog post about cover reveal.

Add to your Goodreads TBR.


Foreign edition covers (will add as they become available):

Alex, Approximately cover (Annähernd Alex), German edition, Jenn Bennett

German edition, Available 29-SEPT-16