If you’re looking for a fiercely funny, queer romantic comedy, look no further! Hailing from Australia, Erin Gough brings us Amelia Westlake Was Never Here, where two girls who can’t stand each other join forces in a grand feminist hoax to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school.
It even got us thinking…what would our subversive pseudonym be? And what would yours be?
I am officially going by Sophie Ryan now. Don’t call me anything else.
Harriet Price is the perfect Rosemead student: wealthy, smart, over-achieving. Will Everhart, on the other hand, is a social-justice warrior with a chip on her shoulder. And the two girls can’t stand one another. When a worrying incident with their swimming coach is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly joins together to expose him, pulling provocative pranks and eventually creating an entirely made-up person to help right the many wrongs of their elite institution. But as tensions burn throughout their school—who is Amelia Westlake?—and between the two girls, how long can they keep their secret? And how far will they go to really make a difference?
Award-winning Australian author Erin Gough’s Amelia Westlake Was Never Here is the timely story of two girls fighting back against power and privilege—and possibly falling in love while they’re at it.