Nova Ren Suma





Nova Ren Suma


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Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novels THE WALLS AROUND US as well as the YA novels IMAGINARY GIRLS and 17 & GONE, which were both named 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound by YALSA. Her middle-grade novel, DANI NOIR, was reissued for a YA audience under the title FADE OUT. She has a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and has been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and an NEA fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center. She worked for years behind the scenes in publishing, at places such as HarperCollins, Penguin, Marvel Comics, an ...more

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There is one thing—well, a fewthings… but here’s just one—that I’m often asked about The Walls Around Us, and it’s about the books mentioned within the story. The books that appear in the library of the Aurora Hills Secure Juvenile Detention Center. The books that Amber wheels around on her book cart to each of the young female prisoners, to see if they might like to pick a title to read today...

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Average rating: 3.64 · 15,400 ratings · 3,575 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Imaginary Girls

3.40 avg rating — 5,600 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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The Walls Around Us

3.78 avg rating — 4,131 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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17 & Gone

3.65 avg rating — 2,477 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Dani Noir

3.63 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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The Walls Around Us: Specia...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2016
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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

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3.90 avg rating — 2,708 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012
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Here We Are: Feminism for t...

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4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — expected publication 2017
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October 2009, Nova Ren Suma
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? NS: Doors open, doors close. Doors close, doors open. SS: What is your motto or maxim? NS: What if? General Questions SS: What is your birthdate? NS: 2/23 SS: What were your previous..." ...More

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“The story you choose to tell isn't always the story you believe.”
Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls

“Sometimes a perfect memory can be ruined if put to words.”
Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls

“There's something ugly about a pretty boy who knows he's pretty and assumes everyone else know it too.”
Nova Ren Suma, Imaginary Girls

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