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A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her.

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”

Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

    Literally Reviews

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Dec 08, 2016

    Release date: April 11, 20172.5 stars. The author showing up in her own book was SUCH a cool concept, but the story missed pretty much every opportunity to do something interesting. The main character...

  • Abby
    Mar 05, 2017

    This book is strange. Really strange. And, at times, it feels strange in a good way, but Literally ultimately falls short. Annabelle realizes she's a character in a book, and not just in any book, but...

  • Sarah
    Apr 05, 2017

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Annabelle,” she says, “I’m not writing about you. I am writing you.” This was a YA story about a g...

  • Joshua Gabriel (Forever Bookish Josh)
    Oct 04, 2016

    Gosh, why did I learn about this book only now? I loved Dreamology, and this seems like another story that will claim a spot in my bookish heart. And so the dreadful wait begins. :3...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Feb 08, 2017

    Literally seems like such a unique book. I am interested in the fact that this story kind of breaks the fourth wall when a girl discovers she’s a fictional character. Since it is recommended for fan...

  • Louisa
    Mar 23, 2017

    This was a fantastic book! Loved having an author write their character, and the character fight back! I know it happens when authors write fiction, but this makes that the story! So awesome and meta!...

  • Kei ? lovelypagesreviews
    Jan 25, 2017

    2 for the meta stars!Well, well, well. This has to me the most meta book I've ever read. Or is it?The book is about Annabelle, a high school student who discovers she's a fictional character and someo...

  • Bookevin
    Jan 08, 2017

    What. Did. I. Just. Read?...

  • Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
    Apr 08, 2017

    When I first saw the synopsis for Literally, I was excited. I think a bookworm would be immediately attracted to what the story is about, because after all, it's about a main character in an author's ...

  • Melissa Robles
    Apr 12, 2017

    Literally is cutesy, but not the book I thought it would be. I think the most accurate way for me to describe it is as "a character's chapter in her life when she discovers she is a book character". C...