Pining Away is the first in a series of chapter books based on Gravity Falls episodes, published on July 22, 2014. This book is a print adaptation of the episodes "Double Dipper" and "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel."
On the night of the Party at the Mystery Shack, Dipper discovers a way to clone himself and thinks he's found the key to finally wooing Wendy. But will Dipper muster up the courage to ask her to dance? Or will his clones get jealous and turn on him? Then, when Lil' Gideon knocks Mabel out of the "friend zone" and into the "romance zone," Mabel can't turn him down! Will Dipper help Mabel break up with Lil' Gideon? Or will Mabel become Lil' Gideon's lil' girlfriend? Readers will love this 112 page chapter book filled with black-and-white art from the show.
- This book alongside Happy Summerween! / The Convenience Store...of Horrors!, were the first books ever published for Gravity Falls.
- In early versions of this book and Happy Summerween! / The Convenience Store...of Horrors!, the working title for the then upcoming Gravity Falls guide book was Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Supernatural Mystery and Nonstop Fun!