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Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including Faceless and Second Star. 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 and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at www.alyssasheinmel.com.

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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…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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Alyssa B. Sheinmel You can read a full description of my new book, R.I.P. Eliza Hart, on my website: http://www.alyssasheinmel.com/elizaha.... I hope you will love the…moreYou can read a full description of my new book, R.I.P. Eliza Hart, on my website: http://www.alyssasheinmel.com/elizaha.... I hope you will love the new book! (less)
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November 28th is just around the corner and with it, the on sale date of my new novel, R.I.P. Eliza Hart! Want to learn more about the novel?  Please check out my blog tour—starting Monday, November 20, 2017 at The Cover Contessa.  (Schedule below!) And, for those of you in the New York area, I’ll be reading from R.I.P. Eliza Hart at next month's Teen Author Reading Night, along with a bevy of... Read more of this blog post »
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""I suppose your name is the first thing that ever really belongs to you, but when you think about it, it's not really yours at all."

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"I thought this book was going to focus on a mystery but I was pleasantly surprised that it also covered depression.

The story is told in two POV’s, Ellie and Eliza. Eliza is well-liked and popular girl while Ellie struggles to fit in with her peer..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a great book and I love the ending. I definitely recommend this book.
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"Eye-opening. Interesting. Sad. Mental health is a very misunderstood concept and this story really shows that."
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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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