Margot Wood is the founder of Epic Reads and has worked in marketing for more than a decade at publishing houses both big and small. She is a graduate of Emerson College and once appeared as an extra in the Love, Simon movie. Fresh is her debut novel. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Wood now lives in Portland, Oregon. You can find her online at MargotWood.com.
Finding Yourself: Young Adult Coming-of-Age Stories
with Michelle Cavalier (moderator), Frank Morelli, Lindsay Sproul, and Margot Wood
(Ages 13 and up)
"A hilarious, heartfelt, and realistic coming-of-age story." — Buzzfeed
"Hilarious and heartwarming." — Popsugar
“A laugh-out-loud and vulnerable coming-of-age story.” — The Nerd Daily
[Movie trailer narrator voice]: In a world, where humanity has crumbled—wait, no, wrong story. Sorry! Let’s try that again.
[YA movie trailer narrator voice:] Some students enter their freshman year of college knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. Elliot McHugh isn’t one of those people. But picking a major is the last thing on Elliot’s mind when she’s too busy experiencing all that college has to offer—from dancing all night at off-campus parties to testing her RA Rose’s patience to making new friends to having the best sex one can have on a twin-size dorm-room bed.
But she may not be ready for the fallout when reality hits. When the sex she’s having isn’t that great. When finals creep up and smack her right in the face. Or when her roommate’s boyfriend turns out to be the biggest a-hole.
Elliot may make epic mistakes, but if she’s honest with herself (and with you, dear reader), she may just find the person she wants to be. And maybe even fall in love in the process . . . Well, maybe. We’re not promising anything. We can’t give everything away ahead of time.
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