Playing with Matches
When 16-year-old Rain Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan high school, she’s sent to live under the watchful eye of her strict Aunt Mira. But Rain feels like she’s persona non grata no matter where she goes. Her sister, Leah, blames her for her broken engagement, and she’s a social pariah at her new school.
An encounter with a friendly woman on a city bus sets off a chain of events that thrust Rain into the role of secret matchmaker. As the anonymous “MatchMaven,” Raina sets up hopeless singles in her tight-knit community desperate to find the One. A cross between Jane Austen’s Emma, Dear Abby, and Yenta the matchmaker, Rain’s double life soon starts unravelling. Can she find the perfect match for her sister and repair their relationship, or will her secret life explode and damage it forever?
Playing with Matches is a comic and heartwarming story of one girl trying to find happiness for others, and redemption for herself.
“Fizzy, funny, and ultimately redemptive.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Playing with Matches is compulsively readable. It is absolute fun, and Rain is the best kind of narrator – funny, engaging, well-meaning and usually a little out of control. I could not put the book down.” — CM
“This charming story of growing up and owning up, will ring true with readers” — School Library Journal.
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