Any Boy but You (North Pole, Minnesota #1) by Julie Hammerle
Publication Date: February 13, 2017
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.
The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.
When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.
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Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list.
She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana.
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My Any Boy but You Dream Cast
I don’t always cast my books before writing them; but for Any Boy but You, I definitely had someone in mind for Oliver (and it’s even referenced in the book). I pictured Richard Madden (AKA Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) the whole time. However, Madden is 30 now, and it might be kind of a stretch to have him play a 17-year-old.
For Elena—again I’m going the Beverly Hills 90210 route and casting someone way older than a high schooler—I’d want someone who could embody her snarky, sometimes bitter attitude, like Vella Lovell from My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She can deliver a line like no one’s business.
I could totally see AnnaSophia Robb for Harper. I have no idea for Regina, maybe a young Kat Dennings or the Superbad version of Emma Stone. For Stan Stashiuk, the professional hockey player upon whom the book’s central game is based, I pictured a professional basketball player—Joakim Noah.
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