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Stacia Leigh
Author, Illustrator
Dealing with Blue
Stacia Leigh, author

Children/Young Adult; Romance; (Market)

“Name your price, Suzy Blue. Everyone’s got one.”—Life used to be normal until Suzy Blue moves in with her mom, a hoarder. Then things turn secretive and claustrophobic. So when the charming neighbor boy, J.J. Radborne, wants to strike a deal, Suzy accepts. All he needs is a pretend girlfriend for bonfires, fun, and a possible prom date, and all she needs is driving lessons to get out of this town...for good.

“You’re making a huge mistake, J.J.”—So says Gemma, J.J.’s ex-girlfriend. She’s turning up the heat in a confusing mind game, and J.J. knows exactly who to team up with: Suzy Blue. She’s cute, convenient, and even sorta funny. She has this great laugh and—more importantly, Gemma’s already jealous. Hey, she started it; he’s just playing along. So, yeah. Suzy…perfect. Now, if she’d only cooperate.

Dealing with Blue is a small town love story set in the Pacific Northwest. It’s about a strong girl and a bad boy peeling back the layers to discover what’s true.

**FINALIST 2015 PNWA Literary Contest for Young Adults**

**FINALIST 2016 PNWA Nancy Pearl Book Award**