Late to the Party

Late to the Party

Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.

She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.

So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids.

But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia.

The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it.

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.

Title:Late to the Party
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250209139
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    Late to the Party Reviews

  • anna ( of readsrainbow)

    the mlm/wlw solidarity we need & deserve...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    I have... complicated thoughts on this one. I wanted to love this *so* bad, but something about the writing style kept me from connecting fully to the characters. It's especially frustrating because I...

  • - ??  jess  ??-

    When I picked up this book, I was not expecting it to make me ache for things I've never done, friends I've never had, and a teenagerhood I never got. Late to the Party is a great queer coming-of-age ...

  • C.G. Drews

    I finished this a few days ago and still feel like I'm gathering my thoughts from the ether. There was so so much I loved about this book. It is definitely a Quiet YA, a thoughtful book that takes hug...

  • ila ?

    [actual rating: 5 stars] Kelly Quindlen has done it again. it's really difficult for me to put into words how much this book – both her books, really, because her debut novel, Her Name in the Sky, i...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    I enjoyed this so so much! ...

  • Dahlia

    I loved this a lot, and blurbed it!"A deeply heartfelt and emotionally honest celebration of late bloomers, queer solidarity, and friendships both old and new. This book has a permanent place in my he...

  • Anna Banana

    This is a great book and I love Kelly Quindlen's writing but I needed more from that ending. Also I felt very frustrated with how bad of a friend Codi was to her best friends and again, I needed the s...

  • . (not active on this account stop adding me)

    author redemption!!! (her name in the sky is one of my least favourite books ever, but i loved this). i'm too exhausted to write a review now but: i would've given this 5 stars if there weren't consta...

  • ?Brithanie Faith?

    3.5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐.5 ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. When I decided to pick up Late To The Party earlier this month I had no idea that I was going to find a part of ...