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I write books and then, by an astounding stroke of good fortune, someone publishes them. My first two books, Glamorous Disasters and The New Kid, were for adults, and then I had a momentous lunch with author/editor David Levithan when I became a young adult author.

Since then, you can blame me for a number of titles, including The School for Dangerous Girls, The Deadly Sister, and Endangered. Two things have come only recently in my career: a real confidence in plotting, and a realization that I write better stories when the characters are not me. When my protagonists are tweaked versions of myself (see: the first two novels above), they're amorphous and unknowable people--like I'm too deep inside to know which details are important for a r...more


Average rating: 3.84 · 4,190 ratings · 1,009 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Endangered
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,876 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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The School For Dangerous Girls
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 1,226 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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The Deadly Sister
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 650 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Threatened
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Glamorous Disasters
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The New Kid
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Hack the SAT: Strategies an...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Spirit Animals: Book 6
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 3 editions
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“A little self-hatred keeps a person interesting”
Eliot Schrefer, The School For Dangerous Girls

“…the primary trait of young adult literature is that the author’s emphasis is on plot and character and not on his own brilliance. And because few people talk about whether a young adult work is commercial or literary; the two are still in sync, and everyone’s benefitting.”
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