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'When her parents announce their impending separation, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day—in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed and nothing is quite making sense.

'Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

'It Sounded Better in My Head is a tender, funny and joyful novel about longing, confusion, feeling left out and finding out what really matters—from an exciting new voice in Australian YA writing.' (Publication summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 6 August 2019
      ISBN: 9781925773910, 9781925774740 (ebook)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Flatiron Books ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 256p.p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 9781250219268, 1250219264
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Flatiron Books ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 272p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 13 April 2021.
      ISBN: 9781250219282, 1250219280
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2022 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2022
      ISBN: 9781922458964
Alternative title: L’amore come lo avevo immaginato
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      DeA Planeta ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 256p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 8 October 2019.
      ISBN: 9788851173098

Works about this Work

Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 54 no. 2 2019; (p. 81-85)

— Review of The Dog Runner Bren MacDibble , 2019 single work children's fiction ; Making Friends with Alice Dyson Poppy Nwosu , 2019 single work novel ; Land of Fences Mark Smith , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel
y separately published work icon Astrophysics for Babies and YA Rom-Coms Leanne Hall (presenter), Angela Crocombe (presenter), 2019 18804726 2019 single work podcast

'In the second episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela chat about the rom-com boom in YA fiction, high concept board books for babies, and YA twitter.'

Source: Soundcloud.

Is Blood Everything? Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 54-55)

— Review of My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel ; This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel
'A whistleblower’s child hides from a drug ring in the Blue Mountains. A sixteen-year-old rolls through life like an armadillo. A Melbourne high-school graduate wrestles with her insecurities. The daughter of a Chinese restaurateur juggles her responsibility to care for her siblings as her mother’s health deteriorates.' (Introduction)
Books Roundup : It Sounded Better in My Head, Growing Up Queer in Australia, From Here On, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Chad Parkhill , Fernanda Dahlstrom , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2019;

— Review of It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; Growing Up Queer in Australia 2019 anthology autobiography ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
Nervous Laughter Annie Waters (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , June vol. 99 no. 2 2019; (p. 10-11)
'Nina Kenwood won the 2018 Text Prize for her YA debut It Sounded Better in My Head, which follows neurotic 18-year-old Natalie as she navigates first love during the summer between high school and university. Reviewer Annie Waters calls it a 'gorgeous and funny coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the awkward, liminal nature of adolescence'. She spoke with the author.'
Books Roundup : It Sounded Better in My Head, Growing Up Queer in Australia, From Here On, Monsters Ellen Cregan , Chad Parkhill , Fernanda Dahlstrom , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , August 2019;

— Review of It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; Growing Up Queer in Australia 2019 anthology autobiography ; From Here On, Monsters Elizabeth Bryer , 2019 single work novel
Is Blood Everything? Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 54-55)

— Review of My Father's Shadow Jannali Jones , 2019 single work novel ; This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel ; The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim , 2019 single work novel
'A whistleblower’s child hides from a drug ring in the Blue Mountains. A sixteen-year-old rolls through life like an armadillo. A Melbourne high-school graduate wrestles with her insecurities. The daughter of a Chinese restaurateur juggles her responsibility to care for her siblings as her mother’s health deteriorates.' (Introduction)
Reading and Viewing Deborah McPherson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 54 no. 2 2019; (p. 81-85)

— Review of The Dog Runner Bren MacDibble , 2019 single work children's fiction ; Making Friends with Alice Dyson Poppy Nwosu , 2019 single work novel ; Land of Fences Mark Smith , 2019 single work novel ; It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood , 2019 single work novel
Nervous Laughter Annie Waters (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , June vol. 99 no. 2 2019; (p. 10-11)
'Nina Kenwood won the 2018 Text Prize for her YA debut It Sounded Better in My Head, which follows neurotic 18-year-old Natalie as she navigates first love during the summer between high school and university. Reviewer Annie Waters calls it a 'gorgeous and funny coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the awkward, liminal nature of adolescence'. She spoke with the author.'
y separately published work icon Astrophysics for Babies and YA Rom-Coms Leanne Hall (presenter), Angela Crocombe (presenter), 2019 18804726 2019 single work podcast

'In the second episode of the Readings Kids Podcast, Leanne and Angela chat about the rom-com boom in YA fiction, high concept board books for babies, and YA twitter.'

Source: Soundcloud.

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