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Gabrielle Zevin

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Gabrielle Zevin has published six novels. Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was on Entertainment Weekly's Must List and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Every day newspaper articles chronicle families battered by the recession, circling the drain in unemployment and debt or scraping by with minimum-wage jobs. But no novel has truly captured that struggle until now." Publishers Weekly called the novel "a Corrections for our recessionary times."

Of all her books, she is probably best known for the young adult novel Elsewhere. Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, was nominated for a Quill Award...more


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Elsewhere
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 30,861 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 22,628 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 16,226 ratings — published 2014 — 31 editions
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All These Things I've Done ...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 8,791 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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Margarettown
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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The Hole We're In
3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Gabrielle Zevin eBook Sampler
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Win’s Acronym & a Few Notes on My Book Tour

I’ve been on book tour for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and indeed, I’m still on book tour! Come see me at an event if you have an evening.


Many amazing things have happened to me on this book tour, and when I have a moment to catch my breath, I plan to write about a few of them. I think of the many babies in baskets I have encountered (and the on...

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“Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
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“I was crying a little for the boy I had wanted him to be and the boy he hadn’t turned out to be.”
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Alejandro Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request :)

Last week I didn't know anything about your books, but now I am having a wonderful time reading "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry". And hopefully I will read more of your book in the very near future.


message 12: by Lulu

Lulu Thank you so much for accepting! I love your books and reread them more than HP, which means a LOT. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is my favorite novel :)


message 11: by Myeva

Myeva Newsome OMG! thanks for accepting ma friendship. :D


message 10: by morgan

morgan Hi- You probably get this a lot, but I <3 your books! I loved Elsewhere, and I am impatiently awaiting Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac to be available at the library! Pleasepleaseplease keep writing!


Gabrielle Carolina Gabrielle, (odd to write my own name not as a signature) thank you for answering my question in tonights chat. You made me happy dance.

Blessings,

Gabrielle Carolina

(There, that's better) ; )


message 8: by Sonia

Sonia Thanks for accepting! I'm currently reading your book "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" and it's really good so far. :)


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Gabrielle! :)


Nafiza I can't wait for Birthright! Your words are magic. No, honestly.


message 5: by ♪Chloe (last edited Jun 22, 2010 02:32AM)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ Hi,
Thanks for accepting my friend request! I was wondering, where do you come up with these amazing ideas for your books? They are just, awesome!!


Morgen thats not my real name. dont worry. my friend made it up for me :)


Morgen I LOVE ELSEWHERE! that is an amazing book! will you make more about it? please please please please?!?!?!
~Princess Morgarita Oragami Renesme Gwendleth Aileen Rikkita Ivy Thalia Alexa
FROM XOLARROZ CASTLE


Gabrielle Amrita wrote: "Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita"


Thanks for the compliment! Yours, GZ


Amrita Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita


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