She Drives Me Crazy

Kelly Quindlen

Age 12 +
13 October 2022
304 pages


High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston.

What happens when two high school nemeses fall in love?

Seventeen-year-old Scottie Zajac can’t catch a break.

First there’s the embarrassing loss to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game of the season, and then she gets into a fender bender with the worst possible person: her head cheerleader nemesis, Irene Abraham.

Irene is as mean as she is beautiful, and Scottie makes a point to keep her distance, only their little car accident means the girls are forced to ride together to school. Every day.

But when an opportunity arises for Scottie to get back at her toxic ex – and climb her school’s social ladder – she convinces Irene to take part in an elaborate fake-dating scheme that threatens to reveal some very real feelings.

'A must-read for every romcom fan' – Adiba Jaigirdar, author of The Henna Wars

A little sweet, a little sharp, this romance will resonate with readers looking for an emotional journey.
A cast of characters you'll fall in love with and a love story you'll be obsessed with. She Drives Me Crazy is one of my favorite rom-coms of the year. Trust me when I say you need this book.
Hilarious and full of heart, with a sizzling romance. She Drives Me Crazy nails both the hate to love and fake dating tropes with expert execution. I want to live in this town and be friends with these characters so badly, and I'm deeply sad that I can't.