Author(s): Nina Kenwood
When her parents announce their impending separation, Natalie can't understand why no one is fighting or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She'd always imagined she would end up with Zach one day - in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further. It Sounded Better in My Head is a tender, funny and joyful novel about longing, confusion, feeling left out and finding out what really matters - from an exciting new voice in Australian YA writing.
What a lovely, easy-going read! I don’t think I’ve ever devoured a book so quickly. Utterly endearing, Kenwood perfectly illustrates late teenagehood and the incredible difficulties and beautiful possibilities that arise during it. Full of characters that are congenial and true, this is the perfect young adult read for those as young as 15. An absolute joy; reading it was the most fun I’ve had in ages. Heloise
Shortlisted Indie Awards 2020