The Quince Project: A Novel (Paperback)

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Castillo Torres, Student Body Association event chair and serial planner, could use a fairy godmother. After a disastrous mishap at her sister’s quinceañera and her mother's unexpected passing, all of Cas’s plans are crumbling. So when a local lifestyle-guru-slash-party-planner opens up applications for the internship of her dreams, Cas sees it as the perfect opportunity to learn every trick in the book so that things never go wrong again.

The only catch is that she needs more party planning experience before she can apply. When she books a quinceañera for a teen Disneyland vlogger, Cas thinks her plan is taking off… until she discovers that the party is just a publicity stunt—and she begins catching feelings for the chambelán.

As her agenda starts to go way off-script Cas finds that real life may be more complicated than a fairy tale. But maybe Happily Ever Afters aren’t just for the movies. Can Cas go from planner to participant in her own life? Or will this would-be princess turn into a pumpkin at the end of the ball?

About the Author

As a lawyer and daughter of Guatemalan and Cuban bakers, Jessica Parra never objects to an extra slice of cake. She’s a Los Angeles native who loves to write about Latinas with big hair (and even bigger dreams), complicated families, and the healing magic of acceptance. She’s the author of Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success and many unfinished first drafts about cats living their best lives—all nine of them. When she isn’t drafting books you can find her sipping kombucha, cuddling with her kitties, or co-piloting the Millennium Falcon at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge.

You can visit Jessica at

Praise For…

"The Quince Project is the perfect read for anyone who believes in fairy tales! With laughter, lists, and lots of spectacular Disney references, Jessica Parra shows that even if there are serious bumps along the way, you get to shape your Happily Ever After." - Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue

"A spectacularly moving nerdy romp full of heart, The Quince Project reads like a warm hug to geeks everywhere. I've joined a new fandom, and it's Jessica Parra." - Eric Smith, author of Don't Read the Comments and With Or Without You

"Jessica Parra perfectly weaves vivid imagery and fiercely authentic characters to create a story that is as magical as it is real, hilarious as it is heartfelt, and irreverent as it is deeply meaningful. As with Rubi Ramos’s Recipe For Success, The Quince Project masterfully and insightfully highlights the importance of family, heritage, and culture with wit, nuance, and charm!” - James Ramos, author of The Wrong Kind of Weird and Daniel, Deconstructed

“A fun, quirky story touching on perfectionism, grief, and searching for a happily ever after in the real world, The Quince Project reminds readers that the magic of love is always with us and never completely out of reach.” -Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All and You Don't Have a Shot

"I adored this quirky and delightful teenage romp. I loved reading Cas's journey and was charmed by her tenaciousness and heart. A coming of age story with valuable lessons, strong friendships, and a full serving of swoony romance to boot. The Quince Project is a delight." -Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author of An Island Princess Starts a Scandal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250888518
ISBN-10: 1250888514
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English