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Lucky Caller (Paperback)

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Nina, a senior in high school, joins an unlikely group of people for a class elective hosting a radio show. She's expecting a fairly easy A, but finds a whole lot more than just a grade. This gang includes Josh, a longtime friend of the family, and a past rift in their friendship makes things a bit awkward. Emma Mills is one of the few authors I know whose books will NEVER fall short of perfect. Her understanding of the everyday teenager's humor, dialect, and friendships is outstanding. Lucky Caller is another gorgeous, funny, and sweet book under Mills's belt of riveting reads.

— From Andrew


With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina's haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she'd hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina's family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it's spiraling out of control—but maybe control is overrated?

About the Author

Emma Mills is the author of First & Then, This Adventure Ends, Foolish Hearts, Famous in a Small Town, and Lucky Caller. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and has recently completed a PhD in cell biology.

Praise For…

"Mills truly excels at creating vivid characters that will tear at readers' heartstrings . . . . A stunning read filled with wit and wisdom." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A well-crafted, bittersweet comedy of errors filled with realistically flawed characters and taut, witty dialogue." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A terrifically appealing venture through the fraught task of connecting with other people." —Booklist

"A charming romance with nuanced supporting characters and exceptionally good dialogue." —School Library Journal

Famous in a Small Town:

"Rife with witticism, like a finely honed sitcom, and brimming with heart." —Kirkus Reviews

Foolish Hearts:

"Mills evokes the high stakes and vast rewards of trust, intimacy, and honesty." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

This Adventure Ends:

"Immensely enjoyable." —Booklist

First & Then:

“A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250763532
ISBN-10: 1250763533
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: January 12th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English