Posts Tagged ‘Laurie Halse Anderson’

New books at DPL!

January 14, 2014

TONS of new YA books are on their way to our New Books shelves at all 3 DPL locations!  A small sampling are pictured above, click any of them to place a hold!  For even more new and upcoming YA books, visit our Check It Out page!

Read a sneak preview of Laurie Halse Anderson’s new book!

September 5, 2013


Laurie Halse Anderson, author of YA classic Speak and other hits like Wintergirls and Twisted has a new book coming out in January!  Titled The Impossible Knife of Memory, the book is about a teen girl whose father has PTSD after fighting in Iraq.  January is a long way away, but luckily Entertainment Weekly has provided us with a sneak preview of the novel!  Click here to read it.  I know I’ll be placing a hold for myself as soon as we order a copy!

If you like Sarah Dessen….

August 22, 2013


Did you just finish Sarah Dessen’s new novel The Moon and More, and now you don’t know what to read next?  Here are some suggestions:

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han – “Belly spends the summer she turns sixteen at the beach just like every other summer of her life, but this time things are very different.”

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley – “Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.”

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti – “After jilting two previous fiances, Cricket’s mother is finally marrying the right man, but as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities, complications arise for Cricket involving her own love life, her beloved dog Jupiter, and her mother’s reluctance to marry.”

The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour – “Colby’s post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.”


How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr – “Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill’s mother agrees to adopt Mandy’s unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.”

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski – “Sixteen-year-old April, a high school junior, and her friend Vi, a senior, get a crash course in reality as the list of things they should not do becomes a list of things they did while living parent-free in Westport, Connecticut, for the semester.”

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – “A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school.”

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares – “During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences.”

*all book descriptions are from the publishers


YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Laurie Halse Anderson

July 20, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is Laurie Halse Anderson!

Laurie Halse AndersonAuthor: Laurie Halse Anderson
Books: Wintergirls, the Vet Volunteers Series, Chains, Twisted, Prom, Fever, 1793, Speak

Laurie just recently posted the British book cover design for Wintergirls which looks way different from the U.S. version. I like it, but I feel it gives the book a COMPLETELY different vibe. What do you think? Which do you think represents the book better?

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson vs. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Have you met Laurie Halse Anderson? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!