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Dave and Julia are determined to not fall victim to high school clichés. The night before the first day of their freshman year they draft a list of all the clichés they must avoid in the years to come. All goes well until March of their senior year when Julia decides that, before the school year ends, they have to complete every item. (Even the one about never dating your best friend.) High school as they know it is turned upside down, and Dave and Julia begin to see the world in a new light. Adi Alsaid’s Never Always Sometimes is a funny and endearing story of friendship and high school told by two people living it to the fullest.
- Clare— From Clare's Recs
"Utterly charming and thoughtful." --Nicola Yoon, the New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star "A refreshing novel about friendship and romance that defies clich , Never Always Sometimes will win readers over with its hilarious musings and universal truths." -Adam Silvera, the New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End and What If It's Us Rule #10: Never date your best friend. Well, some rules are meant to be broken. Best friends Dave and Julia have spent their high school years living by their carefully crafted Never List -- a list of rules they created to make sure they never become high school clich's. But as graduation approaches, Dave is shocked when Julia decides that they should now do everything on the list, from skinny dipping (Rule #6) to road-tripping (Rule #9). But what happens when Julia finds out that Dave has been breaking Rule #8 (never pine silently for someone for the entirety of high school) for years? Can their friendship survive the ultimate clich and turn into something...more? From the acclaimed author of Let's Get Lost and North of Happy, comes a story of what can happen in those final days of high school, when you let go of who you are and take a chance on who you might be.