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The Reunion

A Novel

Read by Andi Arndt

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About The Book

When two former teen stars reconnect at the reunion for their hit TV show, they discover their feelings for one another were not merely scripted in this charming and heartwarming novel perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne.

Liv Latimer grew up on TV.

As the star of the popular teen drama Girl on the Verge, Liv spent her adolescence on the screen trying to be as picture perfect as her character in real life. But after the death of her father and the betrayal of her on-screen love interest and off-screen best friend Ransom Joel, Liv wanted nothing more than to retreat, living a mostly normal life aside from a few indie film roles. But now, twenty years after the show’s premiere, the cast is invited back for a reunion special, financed by a major streaming service.

Liv is happy to be back on set, especially once she discovers Ransom has only improved with age. And their chemistry is certainly still intact. They quickly fall into their old rhythms, rediscovering what had drawn them together decades before. But with new rivalries among the cast emerging and the specter of a reboot shadowing their shoot, Liv questions whether returning to the past is what she needs to finally get her own happy ending.

About The Author

Photograph by Jeannie Naylor

Kayla Olson is the author of two books for young adults and The Reunion. Whether writing at her desk or curled up with a good book, she can most often be found with a fresh cup of coffee and at least one cat. Find out more at KaylaOlson.com.

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Why We Love It

“If you, like me, spent the pandemic in a haze of TV reunion shows and rom-coms, then The Reunion is the perfect pick for you. It’s both a sweeping story of a second chance, friends-to-lovers romance and a thoughtful look at the pitfalls of fame. I couldn’t get enough of Liv and Ransom’s off-screen chemistry and the interstitials that provide color commentary on the cast, crew, and show. By the end of the novel, I was logging into Netflix to see if I could binge Girl on the Verge—but for now the book will do.”

—Kaitlin O., Editor, on The Reunion

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (January 17, 2023)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 22 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797150826

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"Arndt delivers a reserved persona for Liv, which is fitting with the character’s private demeanor and is in stark contrast to the fanatical energy of the bloggers. Male voices are portrayed in pleasant tones and deep pitches without sounding exaggerated or out of Arndt’s range."

– AudioFile Magazine

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