Book Launch Party: Kristine Asselin's "Falling for Wonder Boy"
When 16-year-old Kate Anderson signs up for the New Hampshire Junior State Golf Championship, she has no idea how important it is for her to win. But when she finds out her family’s beloved golf course is on the verge of going broke, the pressure is on to bring home the top prize. Because this year, if she can become the first girl to ever win the tournament, she’ll earn more than bragging rights and a college scholarship – she’ll become famous. And with fame comes a gigantic media blitz, and that type of hype is exactly the prize her family needs to bring back the crowds and chase away the threats of bank foreclosure. Unfortunately, golf is a game of focus and Kate’s distractions are mounting by the day: her growing crush on her best friend Scott and dealing with the local bully seem tough enough without the extra distraction of the cute British exchange student her dad hires for the summer. And when vandals damage the golf course and Scott is accused of the crime, the stakes suddenly become bigger than any tournament. To clear Scott’s name, Kate takes on the responsibility of finding the culprit before the course is vandalized again. Otherwise, winning the tournament won’t even be on the table . . . and neither will a future with Scott. Kristine Asselin is the author of several books, including the middle-grade novel, "The Art of the Swap" -- which she co-wrote with Jen Malone, and was one of our bestselling children's books of 2018 -- and the YA novel, "Any Way You Slice It". She loves being a Girl Scout leader and volunteering with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in nearby Littleton with her teenage daughter and husband.