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Jill Wolfson

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Hello! I'm the author of novels for middle grade readers (8-12) and young adults.

Coming soon! FURIOUS. April 2013 from Henry Holt. The Furies of Greek mythology are rising!

My debut novel, "What I Call Life" and its follow-up, "Home and Other Big, Fat Lies" revolve around the lives of kids living in foster care. I'm also the author of "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" (Henry Holt, 2009). It's about sudden death, sudden life.



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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

3.76 avg rating — 686 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Furious

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What I Call Life

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Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies

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MOTHERS AND MURDERERS by Katherine Ellison
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This fabulous book reminded me a lot of the Serial podcast — in that it is a crime story but it is as much about the reporter as it is about the murder. The book is a fast read with surprising depth. I learned so much about journalism, therapy, ...more
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"Akashic Noir has since 2004 put out some eighty volumes of their Noir anthology series, each of which is set in a specific geographic location, whether a city, a state, a country, or other geographic area. These are crime fiction stories, each edi..." Read more of this review »
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Furious by Jill Wolfson
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How many times have you wanted to just get revenge and take out your fury at the injustices you have suffered quietly? Well, these three young teens go for it even though they find there are consequences to your actio..." Read more of this review »
Furious by Jill Wolfson
"I found Furious to be an incredibly satisfying YA book. Wolfson meshes together my favorite genres in a creative way that I have yet to find elsewhere. Furious is primarily a high school drama, amped up by some campy fantasy in the vein of Buffy t..." Read more of this review »
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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Every Day by David Levithan
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An interesting idea that requires a large suspension of disbelief. For the most part, I found the story enjoyable and thought-provoking, though I sometimes sighed at the author's agenda -- so many chapters seemed forced to make a point about the need ...more
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Faithful Place by Tana French
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I'm a big fan of French's writing, her ability to make a crime story so rich in place and character. I couldn't put down The Likeness, despite the ridiculous premise; the characters were so compelling. This one, less so. After awhile, the rough edges ...more
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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
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Diaz is such a fantastic writer -- just wish he wouldn't spend quite so much time describing how women's body parts look, taste, smell and feel. I get that's how his character relates to women. I get it! I get it.
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“Fact: Cells are constantly dying and new ones are taking their place
Fact: After seven years have gone by, every cell in my body has died and a new one has taken its place.
Do the math. That means that every seven years, I'm a totally new me. not one of the old cells remains. Twice, I've had a total makeover”
Jill Wolfson, Cold Hands, Warm Heart

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