YOUR DREAM FOR ME: A Novel
By Alison Schaffir
Level Best Books | On Sale March 7, 2023
Paperback | $16.95 | ISBN-13: 978-1-68512-214-0
A lighthearted story following a young girl as she
chases her dreams and navigates the nuances of teen
romance and friendships.
Seventeen-year-old Scarlett, unlike her theatrically-gifted
parents, is not one to spend time near a spotlight. Scarlett
dreams of becoming a renowned fashion designer, where
she can flex her creative talents away from a crowd. So it’s no surprise when she sneaks into her school’s costume shop to explore the racks. Unexpected, however, is coming face to-face with Nathaniel Wilder, a talented theater student who piques a new interest.
With fashion still as her main priority, Scarlett vows to learn how to make a 50s-inspired dress for her best friend, Macie. After all, she needs a strong portfolio of work to help her get into her dream school, Fashion Institute of Technology. The one problem? She has no idea how to operate a sewing machine. Thanks to Nathaniel’s encouragement, Scarlett
decides to shadow the school’s drama teacher to practice her skills, hoping to fuse her passion for fashion with theater…and be closer to him for the spring play.
Scarlett’s designs are unfolding, but a distressing event involving Macie shakes everyone in Scarlett’s world—causing their friendship to falter and Nathaniel to unexpectedly pull away. With building stressors threatening the rest of the year, including a rival who wants to tarnish Scarlett’s reputation, Scarlett must rely on her determined spirit and newfound sewing skills to keep her fashion dreams—and her most important relationships—from unraveling.
“Alison Schaffir’s debut novel captures the delightfully awkward feeling of what it means to be a teenager. It’s a light-hearted story of friendship, family, fashion, and first love that deserves a round of applause.” —Sarah Ainslee, author of That Wasn’t in the Script
“Thoroughly entertaining and heartfelt, Your Dream For Me is a poignant story of strong friendships and having the courage to ask yourself who you want to be. It’s impossible not to root for Scarlett, whose genuine, spirited voice gives readers plenty of food for thought, as she navigates her junior year of high school. Her experiences are raw and relatable, and through her struggles and triumphs–stitched together with humor and heart–we can all begin to unpack what our dreams are… for ourselves and for those we care about.” —Leah Dobrinska, author of the Mapleton novels & the Larkspur Library Mystery series
Alison Schaffir is a social media strategist and young adult
author living in New York City. A lover of contemporary fiction,
Alison developed her debut novel, Your Dream for Me, fusing
two of her favorite interests, fashion and theater, together. She
graduated from University of Richmond with a major in
business marketing and a minor in psychology. When she’s not
making up stories in her head, she loves indulging in Trader
Joe’s lava cakes, belting early 2000s pop hits, and spending
time with her friends and family.
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This looks fun. Thanks for sharing, Kristi!