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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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The annual New York City Teen Author Festival is almost here!  I’m so excited to be participating in a panel with a group of amazing authors on March 19th at the New York Public Library– details below! Check out the full schedule of events here.
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R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
"Very good read about mental illness and how complex this disease is. The story is based on the perspective of two characters who struggle with mental illness. It even discusses how it affects their families."
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"This is no shadow of doubt my favorite contemporary read for 2017 this far!

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“Part of us did die. Literally - that tissue on your face, the part they removed. It died. And you can't recover from any kind of death without mourning it.”
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“I never thought before how strange the notion of a transplant list is. The only list I've ever really given thought to were grocery lists and to-do lists, lists of homework assignments and list of clothes I wanted to buy before school started. I never thought there was such a thing as a list of names, people waiting for new faces. People waiting for someone else to die.”
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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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