Kim Savage

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KIM SAVAGE is the author of three critically acclaimed young adult novels, After the Woods, Beautiful Broken Girls (named by Kirkus as one of the 10 Best YA of 2017), and In Her Skin (releasing April 17, 2018), all with Farrar, Straus, Giroux/Macmillan. Her novels have been published in Spain, Brazil, and Turkey, and have been optioned for TV. Kim presents at conferences and book festivals nationwide; has been featured on NPR, Herald Radio, and on local cable stations; and she reads from her novels at bookstores across the country. A former reporter with a Master degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Kim's stories are based in and around Boston. She lives with her family near Boston, not far from the real Middlesex Fells Reserv ...more

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Kim Savage Avery, I do remember you! It's nice to hear from you, and thanks for the question, it's such a good one! ATW definitely has some dark themes, but…moreAvery, I do remember you! It's nice to hear from you, and thanks for the question, it's such a good one! ATW definitely has some dark themes, but lighter ones too: beauty and bravery, what makes a real friendship, loyalty and freedom. Told through Julia's point of view, there were times when it was a relief to get of her head! I think that as long as the places a writer goes make sense for the story, and nothing is gratuitous, road blocks won't appear. At least that's how it was for me.

As for what inspired me, I was interested in bravery in its many forms, especially when it comes to girls. We have so many female characters in YA who demonstrate courage through physical strength and daring. I wanted to create two characters who have to use their wits--and in Liv's case, make unthinkable sacrifices--to be free.
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After the Woods

3.24 avg rating — 2,211 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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In Her Skin

3.36 avg rating — 694 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Beautiful Broken Girls

2.79 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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“How can something so bright be so cold?”
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