Zyla & Kai

Zyla & Kai

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A fresh love story about the will they, won't they--and why can't they--of first love.
While on a school trip to the Poconos Mountains (in the middle of a storm) high school seniors, Zyla Matthews and Kai Johnson, run away together leaving their friends and family confused. As far as everyone knows, Zyla and Kai have been broken up for months. And honestly? Their break up hadn't surprised anyone. Zyla and Kai met while working together at an amusement park the previous summer, and they couldn't have been more different. Zyla was a cynic about love. She'd witnessed the dissolution of her parents' marriage early in life, and it left an indelible impression. Her only aim was graduating and going to fashion school abroad. Until she met Kai. Kai was a serial dater and a hopeless romantic. He'd put a temporary pause on his dating life before senior year to focus on school and getting into his dream HBCU. Until he met Zyla. Alternating between the past and present, we see the love story unfold from Zyla's and Kai's perspectives: how they first became the unlikeliest of friends over the summer, how they fell in love during the school year, and why they ultimately broke up... Or did they? Romantic, heart-stirring, and a little mysterious, Zyla & Kai will keep readers guessing until the last chapter.

Author: Kristina Forest
Publisher: Kokila
Published: 06/07/2022
Pages: 480
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9780593407240
Age Range: 12-UP

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 05/16/2022
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction