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Not Now, Not Ever

Lily Anderson

In Anderson’s companion to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You (2016) Elliot Gabaroche, 17, loves science fiction and Oscar Wilde and has definite ideas about how she’s going to spend her summer. Her divorced parents have conflicting expectations: her mom wants Ellie to follow the family’s military tradition, while her lawyer father envisions a college near home. But Ellie's plan is to sign up for a cutthroat academic summer camp that awards a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her dream school and the only one that offers a program in science fiction literature. After she arrives, Ellie is surprised to discover that her super-genius cousin Isaiah has the same idea and has shown up at camp ready to sabotage her dreams.