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Caroline Bock

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Look for my new young adult novel, BEFORE MY EYES (St. Martin's Press, 2014). Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Review call it: "GRIPPING." Bookpages noted that it is an "Unflinching thriller...thought-provoking." BEFORE MY EYES is available in trade paperback/hardcover/ebook everywhere books are!

My debut young adult novel, LIE, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2011 to much critical acclaim. Set in Long Island, NY, LIE is about race, murder and love—told in 10 distinct points of view.

I'm also the co-author with my sister, of the emotionally-charged memoir, Confessions of a Carb Queen, (Rodale, 2008) about my sister's struggle with binge-eating.

As a graduate of Syracuse University, I had the distinct honor of studying creative writing wi
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Caroline Bock Read. Read. Read. I love words. I write down words I discover all the time. I just fill up a notebook with words and then the words happen to me.
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Lie
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When the King of Siam disliked a courtier, He gave him a beautiful white elephant." . In Dispraise of Poetry by Jack Gilbert
I made a great find this past weekend at Capitol Books, a
used bookstore in D.C.
, with floor-to-ceilings offerings in a row house near the Eastern
Marketa copy of the poet Jack Gilberts Views of Jeopardy, his first book of
poetry from The Yale Series of Younger Poets, pu... Read more of this blog post »
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“Today I am a lens, a pen, a gun.”
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Caroline Bock Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Erin wrote: "I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!"

Yes!! I hope you find compelling... best, Caroline


Erin Lynn I got the only copy of Before My Eyes from Book Outlet today! I can't wait for it to get here!


Erin Lynn Thanks for the recommendation. Before My Eyes is on my TBR list. It's been on it for a while now. I just need to find it. :)


Nefariousbig Yes! Wizard of Oz is a definite favorite.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Caroline Bock Shanna wrote: "I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Li..."


Hi!! You said to let you know ... new novel - BEFORE MY EYES - coming out in February, 2014!!! More soon!!


message 3: by Shanna (last edited Nov 06, 2011 01:10AM)

Shanna I just want you to know that it has been one or two weeks since I have read Lie, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I have read a lot of forgettable books this year, but Lie isn't one of them. Lie is a book that sneaks up on you. You don't realize the impact it has made until weeks after you've put it down. Young adult novels are sometimes overlooked because adults don't take them seriously. I'm going to make my foster sister read it.

I can't wait until you write something else. Please let me know once you finish a new novel.


Caroline Bock very dark and cool blog. I liked Matched -- and I see you're highlighting the sequel but not nearly as much as other series like Hunger Games!!


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me, Its so good to have another book lover as a goodreads friend. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Please check out my book blog "Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]", if you haven't already. -♥-


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