Most Likely


By Sarah Watson

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From the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type comes an empowering and heartfelt novel about a future female president’s senior year of high school.

Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness)have been friends since kindergarten. Now they’re in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there’s more than just college on the horizon. One of these girls is destined to become the president of the United States.The mystery, of course, is which girl gets the gig.

Is it Ava, the picture-perfect artist who’s secretly struggling to figure out where she belongs? Or could it be CJ, the one who’s got everything figured out . . . except how to fix her terrible SAT scores? Maybe it’s Jordan, the group’s resident journalist, who knows she’s ready for more than their small Ohio suburb can offer. And don’t overlook Martha, who will have to overcome all the obstacles that stand in the way of her dreams.

This is the story of four best friends who have one another’s backs through every new love, breakup, stumble, and success — proving that great friendships can help young women achieve anything . . . even a seat in the Oval Office.


  • * "Inspiring and heartwarming."
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • "Featuring an ethnically and socioeconomically varied cast, Watson's well-plotted debut delicately balances humor and weighty intersectional issues. Fast-paced action and sharp-witted dialogue prove to be a winning combination, drawing out suspense all the way to the presidential reveal."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Opens with a clever hook that will keep readers turning pages until the very end.... The dialogue is snappy and the plotting is sharp...considerable fun."
  • "Debut author Watson creates four appealing and diverse young women.... A fun and light read."
    School Library Journal
  • "[A] delightfully entertaining, well-rounded and compelling story.... Each character has her own complex side plot, but banding together is what helps each of them discover and solidify her place in the world."
    USA Today
  • "This feel-good teen audiobook is a perfect blend of drama and intrigue.... Listeners will be rooting for all the amazing girls in this uplifting story."

On Sale
Mar 2, 2021
Page Count
384 pages

About the Author

NOVL - Headshot photo of Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson is the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type, which the New York Times described as “Sex and the Single Girl for millennials.” Previously she was a writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed NBC drama Parenthood. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Most Likely is her debut novel.

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From NOVL Nation

“All of these girls come together in a truly heartwarming way to support each other, even when it might hurt. They deal with the fact that life doesn’t come equally to all of them, and manage to rise above deep challenges. I love it. Girls supporting girls is exactly what we need, and Watson nails it.”

—Shreya, @bookbaroness

“Most Likely is both a reality check and a counselor to all high school kids who are facing life and college after high school. It shows four very different young women who are challenged by many different things in their lives but have each others’ back through thick and thin.”


I got so caught up in the story and each of the girls’ struggles that I did not put down this book until I reached the last page.”

—Sara, @lyrical.reads

Sarah Watson

About the Author

Sarah Watson is the creator of the hit TV series The Bold Type, which the New York Times described as “Sex and the Single Girl for millennials.” Previously she was a writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed NBC drama Parenthood. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Most Likely is her debut novel.

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