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Scott Westerfeld

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Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.

He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier's Award and both Leviathan and Midnighters 1: The Secret Hour won Aurealis Awards. Peeps and Uglies were both named as Best Books for Young Adults 2006 by the American Library Association.


This is an excerpt from a work in progress called How to Write YA, a companion to Afterworlds, my book about a young novelist living in NYC. Afterworlds comes out Sep 23, and you can pre-order it at the bottom of this page.



What Are Novels?

I’m not going to talk much about the history of the novel. Your local high school, university, bookstore, and library all have departments devoted to that sub...

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Average rating: 3.85 · 854,702 ratings · 54,682 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 302,836 ratings — published 2005 — 81 editions
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Pretties (Uglies, #2)
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 152,374 ratings — published 2005 — 68 editions
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Specials (Uglies, #3)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 110,147 ratings — published 2006 — 59 editions
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Extras (Uglies, #4)
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 68,702 ratings — published 2007 — 44 editions
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Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
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Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
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The Secret Hour (Midnighter...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 21,197 ratings — published 2004 — 35 editions
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Goliath (Leviathan, #3)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 16,256 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Peeps (Peeps, #1)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 18,965 ratings — published 2005 — 29 editions
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 14,274 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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April Fantasy: This poll decides which two novels move on to the run-off poll for April Fantasy Book of the Month.

 
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Laurie Thanks so much for accepting. :) I'm a huge fan of your work.


Patricia Kaniasty Wow. I am a huge fan of your "Uglies" series. I even have book 2 autographed. Thanks again. Can't wait to read more of your books.


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C. McKenzie Thanks for joining me on goodreads, Scott. See you around the reviews.


Savannah Scott, thank you for the friendship.
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