- StandaloneSpeak For YourselfLana Wood Johnson
- StandaloneTechnically, You Started ItLana Wood Johnson
Speak For Yourself
"A clever cyber-age novel[...] Johnson successfully conveys the pitfalls of following too narrow a path in a novel whose wit and relatable crises keep pages turning."
"Group chats, goal lists, press releases, and emails replete with coding and app-creating language give this charming romance a modern feel. Readers will enjoy the authenticity of the friendships and the crush drama as they read between the lines."
Technically, You Started It
“This quick and compulsive read relies on an elaborate case of mistaken identity and a phone-based relationship that affords Martin and Haley the chance to get to know each other outside of the strictures of high school hierarchies and teenage insecurities. The story unfolds entirely in text messages, which run the gamut of goofy inside jokes, self-aware angst and a slow burn of building feelings.”
"Johnson’s clever debut speaks to Generation Z’s cyberculture by validating online friendships."
"Hand this to readers who like different formats and their romances more on the cerebral side. Good fun.”