Jennifer Gooch Hummer

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Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the award-winning author and screenwriter for her debut novel, Girl Unmoored, which has been optioned for film. Her middle grade fantasy series, Operation Tenley; Book 1 of The Fair City Files, is a Kirkus Best Books of 2017. Jennifer has worked as a script analyst for various talent agencies and major film studios. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three daughters.

GIRL UNMOORED has been awarded:
Maine Literary Awards, YA Fiction 2013
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2012, YA Fiction Adult Themes.
Reader Views Kids Award Winner, Best Teen/YA Book of the Year, 2012
Reader Views Winner, Best Teen/YA Fiction 2012
Foreword Book of The Year Finalist, YA Fiction 2012
Indie Excellence Awards 2012, Winner C
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Jennifer Gooch Hummer I simply refuse to believe in it. Maybe it's because my writing time is so limited with daughters to raise, a husband and two dogs, but to me, every…moreI simply refuse to believe in it. Maybe it's because my writing time is so limited with daughters to raise, a husband and two dogs, but to me, every moment that I can write should be productive. That doesn't mean I won't write a horrible few pages and delete them. But usually, there'll be a grain in there of something I can expand on. And those grains add up! Before you know it, you have a chapter or a short story or an essay. Perhaps the real reason I don't allow myself to have writer's block, is because I do allow myself to write the worst, most horrible pages ever written, until somehow, magically, things fall together.(less)
Average rating: 4.07 · 507 ratings · 142 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Girl Unmoored

4.07 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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4.10 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
"I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.

Lara Jean has written five love letters. There is one letter for every boy she's ever fallen in love with, however brief the infatuation. But she never sent any of the letters to the objects of her affection—she saves t..." Read more of this review »
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Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
"Apron Bramhall is thirteen years old and her mother passed away six months ago. She lives with her father, a Latin professor, and his new girlfriend, Margie, who April will only refer to as M. She's feeling lost and lonely until she meets Mike, wh..." Read more of this review »
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Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
"“Love. The opposite of fear is love, and every minute of every day, we choose between the two.”

If you plan to read this book sitting in a garden while the leaves rustle and the bees hum and you desperately try to get a tan like I did, you might pr..." Read more of this review »
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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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And again, amazing. This is an incredible series, worth every minute of reading time. What a star Leigh Bardugo is.
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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
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Just as good as #1! Leigh can create action fantasy scenes like no other.
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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So so so good. Leigh Bardugo is a master fantasy writer.
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Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
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Maria Semple? David Sedaris? Will you please run for President? You are the only two sane people left on the planet. That's all.
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“Love doesn't always mean rings and veils and walks down the aisle.
Sometimes love means broken windows and broken hearts,
and not being able to fix either.
And sometimes love means telling you,
there's no such thing as time in Heaven so don't rush to meet me.
Stay a while, and pick, girl, the roses.”
Jennifer Gooch Hummer, Girl Unmoored

“Love. The opposite of fear is love, and every minute of every day, we choose between the two.”
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“I sat there looking normal but thinking about how much I wished we were going to see the real Jesus. Everyone needed a miracle once in a while.”
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