April 11, 2019 at 7:16 pm #901
Cecily Wolfe writes whatever her characters tell her to write, including award-winning, bestselling YA, contemporary family drama and romance, and inspirational historical romance. A native of Akron, Ohio, she graduated from Kent State University with degrees in English and library science, and enjoys her career as a librarian in Cleveland.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ceciwolfeApril 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm #902
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2019 In the Margins National Book Award Recommended Fiction
Some students will do anything to win, but others may pay the price.
For Mary Sofia, The Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and writing fit his introverted personality perfectly, but meeting a smart and beautiful girl at The Penultimate makes stepping outside of his comfort zone easy. All four will compete against each other along with 96 other high school juniors for the chance of a lifetime: a full scholarship to a prestigious private college.April 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm #904
“Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why or Before I Fall.” – Amazon reviewer
Longlisted for the 2018 national In the Margins book award.
Drug overdoses don’t happen to girls with good grades and athletic talent, with longtime friends and a devoted boyfriend. Or do they?
When high school seniors Cassidy and Sarah, along with Kayla’s boyfriend Paul, discover their best friend Kayla unconscious at a party, the idea that they have lost her to a heroin overdose is unbelievable. She didn’t use drugs, except the pain medicine prescribed for a soccer injury, and she had no reason to accept any from a stranger. The month that follows her death is filled with anxiety, sadness, frustration, and questions. Answers won’t bring Kayla back, however, so as Cass and Sarah struggle with the insensitive but predictable behavior of parents, classmates, and teachers, Paul falls into a depression that leads him down a dangerous path. With Kayla’s younger sister Mia in mind, the three of them work towards forging ahead without the girl who has held them together since elementary school.April 11, 2019 at 7:35 pm #905
Coming in July 2019!
Will their friendship survive the library war?
Connor and Maya have volunteered at the neighborhood library together since middle school, but when a grant makes a paid summer position available, their friendship crumbles as they compete to prove which of them is more worthy of the job.
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