All our worst ideas / Vicki Skinner.

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      Summary: "When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly. Oliver, Amy's record store co-worker, isn't so sure about Amy--his complete opposite--but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can't figure out how to tell his mother"--Publisher marketing.
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Booklist Reviews 2020 September #1

Getting a job wasn't part of Amy's senior-year plan to win valedictorian, get into Stanford on a scholarship, and continue dating Jackson. When her stepfather is laid off, however, her mother insists she help out. After taking a part-time job at her favorite record store, Spirits, Amy meets Oliver, a fellow music lover who seemingly hates her. Oliver is caught between his parents, living with his mother and her expectation that he attend college, and picking up his alcoholic father from random bars and public benches whenever he gets the call. Spirits is his home, and working in a record store is all he wants from life—until he falls for Amy. Skinner writes a sweet romance between two lost souls learning to want things for themselves. While Oliver's swift devotion to Amy and the omission of her intended major or future goals beyond admission to Stanford leave the story feeling less than realistic, readers willing to suspend their disbelief will enjoy this window into a pandemic-free 2021. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.