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Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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I was born in Stanford, California, and even though I moved across the country to New York when I was six years old, I still think of myself as a California girl.

Like so many writers, I grew up loving books. I loved stories so much that when there was nothing to read, I wrote my own stories just to give myself something to read. And when there was no pen and paper to be had, I made up stories and acted them out by myself. I played all the parts, and I was never bored.

I am the very excited co-author of a creepy and spine-tingling new YA series called The Haunting of Sunshine Girl! Of the first book in the series, bestselling author R.L. Stine said, “I was on the edge of my seat from the very first page,” and horror icon Wes Craven wrote, “Things that go bump in the night are afraid to read this book. Things that lurk beneath the bed cry for their mothers by... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 16, 2015 13:11 • 30 views
Average rating: 3.60 · 4,193 ratings · 1,077 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Second Star
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,301 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Beautiful Between
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,073 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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The Stone Girl
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 494 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Lucky Kind
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 2 editions
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,011 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Alyssa and 2 other people liked Valerie Cole's review of Second Star:
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
"First, you can never go wrong with a Peter Pan retelling in my book. I adored Jodi Lynn Anderson's TIGER LILY, so when I saw that SECOND STAR was Peter Pan set on the coast of California with surfer kids, I all but knocked down Fierce Reads door (..." Read more of this review »
Alyssa and 9 other people liked Nemo's review of Second Star:
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
"This is where I thought this book would take me:

Instead it I guess it took me to the first star

It wasn't that this book was bad, it had some amazing descriptions and the plot was steady, but the ending was just so awful!

Wendy's twin brothers, Jo..." Read more of this review »
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue) is 18% done with Second Star: I've always loved Peter Pan, but as a surfer, I think I love him even more. =)
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“Maybe the witch thought she was protecting Rapunzel, not punishing her. Maybe she thought that if Rapunzel was locked away, no one could ever hurt her. Maybe the witch kept Rapunzel because she loved her, because she was scared that if other people could get to Rapunzel, they would hurt her. And maybe Rapunzel didn't understand the witch; maybe she was angry at her - but maybe she loved her too.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, The Beautiful Between

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