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Lisa Papademetriou

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Bestselling author Lisa Papademetriou is the author of the 'Confectionately Yours' series, 'Middle School: Big, Fat Liar' and 'Homeroom Diaries' (both with James Patterson), and many other novels for middle grade and young adult readers. Her books have appeared on the Bank Street Best Books of the Year list, the NYPL Books for the Teen Age, and the Texas Lone Star Reading List, among others. A former editor, Lisa has worked for Scholastic, HarperCollins, and DisneyPress, and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. HarperCollins will publish her next novel, 'A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic', in October 2015.


I recently read two books by Abigail Thomas: Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life and What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir. Both are memoir, and both are told in vignette. A vignette is a brief, evocative, descriptive moment, and Thomas uses this to brilliant effect.These books are not told in strict chronological order. They are ordered the way that memory is ordered, with one th... Read more of this blog post »
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So how do you know when it's time to give up? And do you know when to hang in there? I guess you don't really. You just make your choices and hope for the best.”
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Lisa Papademetriou Thanks, Sam! What a kind comment! That book is actually a parody of a lot of other fantasy novels, including the Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia, and more. Enjoy exploring the genre!
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Sam wrote: "Hi Lisa!
Thanks for accepting my friend request. Just wanted to say that I loved your novel "The Wizard, the Witch and the Two Girls from Jersey." It was one of the first fantasy books I've read an..."



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