David Stahler Jr.

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in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, The United States



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David Stahler Jr. is a fourth-generation Vermonter who, in addition to writing, teaches at his alma mater, Lyndon Institute, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

An author of YA Fiction across a variety of genres with an emphasis on the strange and supernatural, his books include the TRUESIGHT trilogy (a science fiction series with a dystopian bent), DOPPELGANGER, A GATHERING OF SHADES, and SPINNING OUT.

His work has received several awards and accolades--including a Best Book Award from the American Library Association, Le Prix Farniente, and numerous state reading list selections--and has been translated into French, Italian, and Chinese.

Average rating: 3.75 · 2,937 ratings · 391 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Truesight (Truesight, #1)

3.73 avg rating — 1,523 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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3.71 avg rating — 659 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Seer (Truesight, #2)

3.87 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Spinning Out

3.76 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Otherspace (Truesight, #3)

3.91 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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A Gathering of Shades

3.38 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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I Wish I May

4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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How You Feeling?: A Long-Ha...

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A Gathering of Shades by David Stahler Jr.
"“Sixteen year old Aidan’s grandmother has a secret recipe. She feeds ghosts.”

This opening line in the flyleaf description of A Gathering of Shades is what made me take the book home. An old lady who feeds ghosts. What a powerfully creepy image. And I" Read more of this review »
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Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.
" You had me at "I only read this book because I was bored and it was cheap." Thanks for review. Cheers! "
Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.
"I really would prefer to give it 3 and a half stars. Quite good for a YA novel. The writing is sharp and the protagonists are witty and likeable and believable. Our protagonist Frenchy does suffer from that common YA malady of TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES,bu" Read more of this review »
Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.
" This might my favorite review ever for this book! "
Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.
" Hey, Steffaney! Thanks for the great review. It is a bit raw, I'll grant you that, but the voice is what it is--once Frenchy started talking, I had to ...more "
Spinning Out by David Stahler Jr.
"Good read. Like Glee, but with more mental illness"
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“The best people in life make the world a bigger place, then help you grow to fit it.”
David Stahler Jr., Spinning Out

“All their lives they had been taught to think of sight as an anathema.”
David Stahler Jr., Truesight

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