Rachael Allen

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Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA where she's working furiously on her PhD in neuroscience. When she's not doing science or writing YA, you can find her chasing after her toddler and her two sled dogs. Her debut YA novel 17 FIRST KISSES, is forthcoming from Harper Teen. Rachael may or may not have had 17 first kisses...luckily she doesn't kiss and tell.


More stuff about me:
- I love reading and writing YA.

- I'm represented by the fabulous Susan Hawk of The Bent Agency.

- Laurie Halse Anderson recently gave me writerly advice on a post-it, and it was the culmination of my being.

- I'm obsessed with football. Playing flag football, watching pro football (Falcons Rise Up!), being a belligerent Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fan, and playi
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Hi there! I wrote a book called A TAXONOMY OF LOVE about a boy named Spencer who uses taxonomies to make sense of the world, so I thought I’d explain a little more about what taxonomies are and why I think they’re so awesome.
Taxonomies are a way to classify every living thing in the world, from sea monkeys to honey badgers.





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Average rating: 3.78 · 7,264 ratings · 968 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
17 First Kisses

3.74 avg rating — 3,906 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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The Revenge Playbook

3.81 avg rating — 2,007 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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A Taxonomy of Love

3.85 avg rating — 1,124 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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The Summer of Impossibilities

3.88 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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"Sweet, delicious, and beautifully layered - not unlike the perfect Mille Crêpe Cake. You'll want to devour this book immediately."

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“The Cyrus-Swift Phenomenon. Taylor Swift has had, like, eighteen boyfriends, but everyone still thinks she’s really classy because she’s just so poised and sweet and appropriate-looking. Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus was with the same guy for practically forever, and people are always calling her a slut. And I’m not saying we should be calling T. Swift a slut instead—even if you do date a lot of guys, you don’t deserve that. What I’m saying is, when it comes to popular opinion, it’s all about the persona.”
Rachael Allen, The Revenge Playbook

“Sometimes you think someone is holding your hand when really they’re holding you back.”
Rachael Allen, The Revenge Playbook

“But I want more. I want football players to be treated like everybody else, and for the guys at this school to realize that rape culture isn’t something feminists invented so they could have something new to be pissed about, and so many other things I don’t even have words for yet. And most of all, I want to make sure no other girls ever have to go through what any of us had to go through.”
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