Drawn That Way

Moxie meets the world of animation in this fresh, unputdownable novel about ambition, art, and first loves.

Hayley Saffitz is confident, ambitious, and hell-bent on following in the footsteps of her hero – renowned director, Bryan Beckett.

When she’s given a spot in his once-in-a-lifetime summer program, Hayley devises a plan: snag one of the internship’s coveted directing opportunities. Dazzle Bryan with her talent. Secure a job post-graduation. Live her dream.

Except she doesn’t land one of the director positions. All of those go to boys. And one of them is Bryan’s son, Bear.

Despite Bear’s obvious apathy for the internship, Hayley soon realizes that there’s more to him than she expected. As they work together, the animosity between them thaws into undeniable chemistry and maybe something…more. 

But Hayley can’t stop thinking about the chance she was refused.

Determined to make a name for herself, Hayley recruits the five other young women in the program to develop their own short to sneak into the film festival at the end of the summer. As the internship winds down, however, one question remains: Will Hayley conform to the expectations of her idol, or will she risk her blossoming relationship with Bear – and her future – to prove that she’s exactly as talented as she thinks she is?

Available September 28th, from Simon & Schuster for Young Readers

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