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Christina Mandelski

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When I was a kid, I loved to read and write, and I loved going to the library. It was in the children's departments of the libraries I frequented that my dream of becoming a writer took hold. I'd find the place on the shelf where my name would fall, put my finger in that spot and say "that's where it'll go."

After quite a few detours, my dream of having a book on that library shelf is finally coming true this May. My first young adult novel, The Sweetest Thing, published by Egmont USA will be released.

It's a story that's dear to me, about a girl who is passionate about creating art. Here's a little synopsis:

Sheridan is happy making phenomenal cakes in her safe little world. All she needs is for her mother to come home and everything will b

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Hey there everyone -- it's a good day, no, a GREAT day at chez Mandelski!

My second book -- or as the fancy folks say -- my sophomore effort -- is out in the world!

The First Kiss Hypothesis is about a girl who trusts science to find love, and the boy next door who is determined to prove her wrong. Eli and Nora are best friends, who love pie, and maybe each other, if only she can let go of her hy... Read more of this blog post »
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The writing. Oh my, the writing. So. Good. And the characters were so well developed, even the ones who were barely on the page. I wouldn't dare give this book less than 5 stars, because I think it's that well written -- but if anything, like diner R ...more
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This novel had me hooked from the first page -- the moors of England -- what a great setting, and a unique, strong heroine -- the mysterious Vivian who has been raised to be a weapon for the awful, horrible, monstrous Mother. The plot moved along at ...more
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I loved this story, so simple and spare (not an easy style to write well), and also emotionally satisfying. Biddy and Quincy are real, believable characters who change and grow and learn the meaning of family as the book moves along. Heart wrenching ...more
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Lisa HEY :D

Pamela Hey Christina...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

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