Oooh, purty website!!! Also, HERE IS ME ENVYING YOU AND BREAKING ALL THE COMMANDMENTS ABOUT THAT AUTHOR PHOTO OH MY GOODNESS SEXY MAMA.
Loved the YA reviews in NYT Book Review.
Excited about your new book.
Send me an email!!
YET aka your English teacher
I loved your round-up of Summer YA and your calling out “reductive grown-ups” who may dismiss YA before they actually read it.
I am the agent of GIRL IN PIECES, a debut by Kathleen Glasgow. This novel is in danger of being reduced to “mere YA,” and it is one of the most beautifully written, literary, character-driven, unforgettable books I’ve ever read. It’s a voice-driven coming of age novel, and I would honestly compare it to Catcher in the Rye. As a book about growing up female and dealing with abuse and self-destructive coping mechanisms, it compares to Girl, Interrupted and All the Bright Places. It has a universal power that transcends issues and age. At its heart, it is simply a brilliant novel that any reader would be unable to put down or easily forget.
It sold in a major pre-empt to Delacorte, and we had high offers from both YA and adult literary publishers. It has sold in 10 countries. It publishes on August 30. I would really like to see it get the national review attention it deserves.
Would you be interested in reading it and reviewing it? I will gladly send you 100 copies. 🙂
All the best,
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