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Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Stanford, CA, The United States


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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.

My new novel, Second Star, publishes on Tuesday, May thirteenth. Please join me to celebrate the book’s publication – and get your hands on a copy one day early! – with a launch event at Monday, May 12th at Books of Wonder (details below).

And, if you just can’t get enough Second Star, I’ll also be participating in a Teen Author Reading Night along with a group of wonderful YA authors on Wednesd... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.46 · 2,269 ratings · 570 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Beautiful Between
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 974 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Second Star
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 640 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Stone Girl
3.16 of 5 stars 3.16 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Lucky Kind
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2011 — 6 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 7 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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