Wrong in All the Right Ways: A Novel (Paperback)
An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Wuthering Heights.
Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits: her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.
Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to echo Emily Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. With irrepressible feelings and no one to confide in, she’s got a lot to write about. Distraught by the escalating intensity of their mutual attraction, Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page—for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances at being adopted into a loving home. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome.
Tiffany Brownlee's Wrong in All the Right Ways marks the exciting debut of a fresh voice in contemporary teen fiction.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Praise for Wrong in All the Right Ways:
A Buzzfeed YA Book You'll Want To Devour By The Pool This Summer
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"This debut’s strength is in its focus on Emma’s complicated family relationships as much as her first, consuming, and sometimes melodramatic romance. . . This will appeal to fans of retold classics." —Booklist
"Readers unfamiliar with Wuthering Heights will not be hampered by references to its plot or characters and may be motivated to read the classic. . . Will appeal to readers who are fans of contemporary fiction and are in the mood for an enjoyable romance." —VOYA
"Brownlee models the ill-advised love affair between her protagonist, Emma, and Emma’s foster brother, Dylan, after Catherine and Heathcliff’s forbidden love in Wuthering Heights. [The] voice is frank and intelligent . . . For readers looking for star-crossed romance, Emma’s rocky relationship with Dylan is sure to satisfy." —Publishers Weekly
"Brownlee writes with all the breathless excitement and excruciating longing of a first love, further complicated by the forbidden nature of their romance. Brownlee keenly understands the vagaries of teenage love . . . making for one of the most believable love triangles on the page in ages." —Entertainment Weekly
"This swoony contemporary novel showcases the hardships and laughs of falling in love for the very first time." —Buzzfeed
"[A] modern-day retelling of Wuthering Heights . . . teens will be swept away by the romance." —School Library Journal