Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including A Danger to Herself and Others and Faceless. She is the co-author of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl and its sequel, The Awakening of Sunshine Girl. Alyssa grew up in Northern California and New York, and currently lives and writes in New York City. Follow her on Instagram @alyssasheinmel and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at www.alyssasheinmel.com. ...more

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Alyssa B. Sheinmel Thank you so much for your question--I'm so glad that you loved A Danger to Herself and Others! No plans for a sequel at the moment, but my newest boo…moreThank you so much for your question--I'm so glad that you loved A Danger to Herself and Others! No plans for a sequel at the moment, but my newest book, What Kind of Girl, publishes in February. I hope you will love the new book as much as you loved Hannah's story--happy reading!(less)
Alyssa B. Sheinmel Thanks so much for your question - and thank you for reading Second Star! I don’t have any plans to write a sequel – I kind of like that the ending le…moreThanks so much for your question - and thank you for reading Second Star! I don’t have any plans to write a sequel – I kind of like that the ending leaves it up the readers to decide where the characters go from there.  (Though I do have to admit I have some ideas of my own...) 

My next book, Faceless, publishes on September 29. It's the story of a girl named Maisie who is injured in a terrible accident, and as a result, chooses to have a face transplant. It sounds like science fiction, but it's a real (though rare) procedure. I hope you will love Faceless as much as you loved Second Star!
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A Danger to Herself and Others: On Sale February 5th, 2019

My new novel, A Danger to Herself and Others, publishes on Tuesday, February 5th!

Want to learn more about the book?  Read the first two chapters hereand follow the Bookstagram tour hosted by TLC Book Tours—starting Monday, February 4th!

In the New York area?  Join me—along with my pal Danielle Rollins—at Powerhouse Arena on February 7th as we discuss our new books.
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"TW/CW: Self-harm, bulimia, homophobia, drug use, abuse
What kind of girl is one of those books that hits you hard and leaves you thinking about it long after you've read it. There were many times I needed to take a break and put the book down to gathe" Read more of this review »
Alyssa answered Scott Silverman's question: Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Hi Scott--thanks so much for your questions! There's no difference between an Alyssa Sheinmel and an Alyssa B. Sheinmel book; I hope that What Kind of Girl will be released as an audiobook someday, but no plans at the moment!
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"Actual rating: 4.5 stars

Trigger/Content warnings: domestic/relationship abuse, bullimia, non-suicidal self-injury, drug use
Representation: MC diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, side character with un-diagno
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"From a young age, I knew that “domestic abuse” was when a man hit his wife, and that it was wrong, and that no woman should ever tolerate that kind of behaviour. Dr. Phil was my main professor on the topic, bringing women on stage to tell them in no " Read more of this review »
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“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it's only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else's love.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

“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

“Oh my god. I can’t believe I slapped him.

And I can’t help thinking Wow, I did it with my left hand, Marnie would be so proud.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

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“You have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. Because it's only when we love ourselves that we feel worthy of someone else's love.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

“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

“Oh my god. I can’t believe I slapped him.

And I can’t help thinking Wow, I did it with my left hand, Marnie would be so proud.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

“It's 7:42 on a Tuesday when the phone rings. I only notice the time because I'm watching Wheel of Fortune, which is so boring that I think I might be better entertained if I turned off the TV and stared at the blank screen.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, The Lucky Kind

“But then there she is, on her own, chewing gum, pulling her hair back with one hand and getting her MetroCard out with the other. Girls can do so much at once.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, The Lucky Kind




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