“Every first date should be this charming,” according to KIRKUS REVIEWS!

Between going out with his celebrity crush and his mom’s campaign to be the next town mayor, Danny’s got a lot to learn about life in the spotlight.

When Danny Constantino asks his old-friend-turned-Hollywood-movie-star, Natalie Flores Griffin, to his local school dance and homecoming parade, she surprises him . . . by saying yes! Unfortunately, now everyone in Cuper Cove has something to say about Danny’s love life–especially since Natalie is the hometown hero. Throw in herds of TV reporters and NFG groupies, his mom using Natalie’s arrival for free publicity, and a pep rally gone horribly, horribly awry, and Danny’s left absolutely clueless in this new world of crushes and becoming (kind of) famous.


★ “A bright, brisk rom-com that the author delivers with a string of hilarious, if sometimes agonizing, twists on the meet-cute and other conventions.” — Booklist Reviews, starred review

“Danny and Natalie’s blossoming romance is well drawn, and Acampora steers clear of treacle territory with deft deployment of subplots…Every first date should be this charming. — Kirkus Reviews

“A lighthearted, realistic fiction book that uses humor to quench the social anxiety of middle school life.” — School Library Journal

“DANNY CONSTANTINO’S FIRST DATE is laugh-out-loud funny, touching, suspenseful and just a pure delight. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Notting Hill, which I watch over and over again. This is a book that kids will adore, and read more than once!”– Deborah Heiligman, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor author

“Funny, charming, deeply real, and wonderfully inventive, DANNY CONSTANTINO’S FIRST DATE is that rare novel that is both an amazing adventure filled with twists and surprises and a believable look at real life and the human condition.”– David Lubar, bestselling author of Emperor of the Universe

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