Ellen Potter





Ellen Potter

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Ellen Potter (born 1973) is an American author of both children's and adult's books (as Ellen Toby-Potter). She grew up in Upper West Side, New York and studied creative writing at Binghamton University and now lives in Candor in upstate New York. She has been a contributor to Cimarron Review, Epoch, The Hudson Review, and Seventeen. Her novel Olivia Kidney was winner of the Child Magazine Best Book award and was a Best Book of the Year selection for 8-12 year-olds by Parenting magazine.

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When I was in the fourth grade I decided I wanted to be a boy. I wasn't the only girl in my class who had arrived at this decision. There were four of us. At the time, everyone was reading a Judy Blume book called Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, in which Margaret joins a club called the Pre-Teen Sensations. The PTS's talked about bras and menstruation. We, on the other hand, w...

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Olivia Kidney
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 605 ratings — published 2003 — 14 editions
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Olivia Kidney and the Exit ...
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Olivia Kidney Entre Dos Aguas
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007
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“All great adventures have moments that are really crap.”
Ellen Potter, The Kneebone Boy

“Look, when do the really interesting things happen? Not when you've brushed your teeth and put on your pyjamas and are cozy in bed. They happen when you are cold and uncomfortable and hungry and don't have a roof over your head for the night.”
Ellen Potter, The Kneebone Boy

“...when you start to feel like you are better than someone else, you should probably stick your head in a toilet because at that moment your thoughts are crap.”
Ellen Potter

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