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Social Queue

Social Queue

Kay Kerr

  • awardCommended, Book of the Year for Older Readers, Children's Book Council of Australia Notables List, 2022
  • I thought I was nobody’s teen crush, but turns out I was just missing the signs.

    Zoe Kelly is starting a new phase of her life. High school was a mess of bullying and autistic masking that left her burnt out and shut down. Now, with an internship at an online media company—the first step on the road to her dream writing career—she is ready to reinvent herself. But she didn’t count on returning to her awkward and all-too-recent high-school experiences for her first writing assignment.

    When her piece, about her non-existent dating life, goes viral, eighteen-year-old Zoe is overwhelmed and more than a little surprised by the response. But, with a deadline and a list of romantic contenders from the past to reconnect with for her piece on dating, she is hoping one of her old sparks will turn into a new flame.

    Social Queue is a funny and heart-warming autistic story about deciphering the confusing signals of attraction and navigating a path to love.

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    Kay Kerr
    About the Author

    Kay Kerr is a former journalist and community newspaper editor from Brisbane, now living on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and daughter and working as a freelance writer. Kay was writing Please Don’t Hug Me, her debut novel, when she received her own autism-spectrum diagnosis.

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    Extent:
    304pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    28 September 2021
    ISBN:
    9781922458018
    AU Price:
    $19.99
    NZ Price:
    $24.00
    Reading age:
    14+
    Australian
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    Praise for Kay Kerr
    andSocial Queue

    ‘An absolute delight! Relatable, perceptive and full of heart.’

    ‘A fun, honest and timely coming-of-age story that I wish I’d had when I was a teen. I absolutely LOVED it!’

    ‘A perceptive, honest, and warmly captivating romantic comedy that touched my heart. I adored it!’

    ‘Kay Kerr burst onto the YA scene with her 2020 debut Please Don’t Hug Me, and Social Queue confirms her as an important voice in the representation of the neurodiverse experience—as well as a skilled writer of young adult fiction.’

    ‘So cute, so lovely…and so needed coming from the voice of someone who has autism.’

    Social Queue is an important voice of representation in the young adult fiction market and also a charming read with wonderful characters, which is ultimately what we all want.’

    ‘I love Kay Kerr’s books for their wonderful characters and their heartfelt elucidation of life.’

    ‘An authentic, heart-warming, and witty exploration of dating, identity, and reflection on high school life…One of the best books I have read this year.’

    ‘This story is both humorous as well as heart warming, as Zoe finds her way through the tangle of misunderstood and complicated social queues, ready to find love. A great book representing the neurodiverse experience.’

    ‘Kay Kerr’s second novel Social Queue (Text Publishing 2021) is another fantastic YA deep dive into big emotions and all the feelings that come with that liminal time between adolescence and young adulthood.’

    ‘Written by an own voices author, Social Queue offers such a warm, healthy perspective on dating but also recognising your own boundaries and warning signs when it comes to social encounters…I really enjoyed this read and it’s definitely recommended!’

    ‘Utterly endearing and 100% heart-warming, I loved Zoe and I loved this book. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down; I was absolutely on Team Zoe! Thank you Kay Kerr, what a smash-hit, honest read.’

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    • Social Queue
      ebook
      ISBN: 9781922459299
      28 September 2021
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