You Were Made for Me

Katie and her best friend accidentally cook up a “perfect guy” in this fun rom-com, a modern twist on “Weird Science.” From author Jenna Guillaume.  
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  • ISBN: 9781682632956
  • Publication date: 04/01/2021
  • Page Count: 336
  • Size: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • Age Range: 12-16
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Description

Katie and her best friend accidentally cook up a “perfect guy” in this fun rom-com, a modern twist on “Weird Science.” From author Jenna Guillaume.

“Guillaume’s cinematic story weaves together beloved romantic comedy tropes touched with magic—or is it science?” —Booklist

All 15-year-old Katie Camilleri wants is the perfect first kiss from the perfect guy. So when she and her best friend Libby accidentally cook up a “perfect guy” in the kitchen (seriously—he’s like a long lost Hemsworth brother), things are looking up for Katie and her plan to lose her mouth virginity.

But it turns out spontaneously creating a human being (who resembles a golden god) is slightly more complicated than Katie could have anticipated. Will her friendship with Libby survive the test? And will Katie EVER get her first kiss?!

From the author of What I Like About Me comes a hilarious twist on the 1985 pop culture classic “Weird Science.” Jenna Guillaume uses her signature humor and relatable voice to delight but also to explore themes of body image, friendship, and asexuality. Sure to thrill fans of Jenny Han.

Author/Illustrator

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Jenna Guillaume

Author

Jenna Guillaume was the editor-at-large for BuzzFeed Australia, where she wrote about very important things like pop culture, identity, feminism, social media, and Chris Hemsworth's biceps. Previously, she spent more than half a decade in the features department of Girlfriend magazine, editing the sealed section (yes, all those questions are real), and writing about everything from bullying and body image to bad kisses and boy bands. She was also a contributor to Girlfriend Life Hacks, an essential guide to navigating a girl's completely-awkward-but-totally-awesome teen years.

Reviews

“Plenty of early 2000s rom-com vibes and lighthearted mishaps… Guillaume’s cinematic story weaves together beloved romantic comedy tropes touched with magic—or is it science?—and drops them into a fresh, contemporary setting. Despite the playful tone, this isn’t without nuance, taking on serious topics such as male body image, friendship, and asexuality.” —Booklist

“An enjoyable rom-com.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Katie’s] friendship with Libby is heartwarming and relatable, and her character grows throughout the story.…a quick escape of a story that emphasizes the lesson that our idea of ‘perfection’ isn’t always what we’re looking for…. Younger teens will likely enjoy Katie’s shenanigans.” —School Library Journal

Resources

Resources: Discussion Guide, Other

Discussion Guide

More Details

F&P: Z+, Gr HS/Adult, Genre RF
Lexile: 600L
Themes: Friendship, Romance, Expectations
BISAC 1: YAF052020 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
BISAC 2: YAF052050 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Paranormal
BISAC 3: YAF038000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Magical Realism

Books By Jenna Guillaume