Dana Alison Levy

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Dana Alison Levy was raised by pirates but escaped at a young age and went on to earn a degree in aeronautics and puppetry. Actually, that’s not true—she just likes to make things up. That’s why she always wanted to write books. She was born and raised in New England and studied English literature before going to graduate school for business. While there is value in all learning, had she known she would end up writing for a living, she might not have struggled through all those statistics and finance classes. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher is her first published novel, but she has a trunk full of other attempts, which vary in degrees of awfulness.
Her first book for young adults, Above All Else, comes out in October 2020. In addit
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The Misadventures of the Fa...

3.98 avg rating — 2,523 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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It Wasn't Me

3.87 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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The Family Fletcher Takes R...

4.01 avg rating — 451 ratings — published 2016
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Above All Else

3.77 avg rating — 95 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 3 editions
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" Hi Kea, and I hope you enjoy the ARC! I just turned in the final edits, so remember there are still some small changes before the finished product. As ...more "
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DISCLOSURE FOR ANYONE WHO THINKS I'M BEING SNEAKY! I wrote this book! (I am not giving it any stars, not because I don't think it deserves them, but because rating my own book as "5 stars" feels weird.) BUT. I will write about it here, in case anyone ...more
Dana Levy answered a question about This Would Make a Good Story Someday:
This Would Make a Good Story Someday by Dana Alison Levy
Ahhh! Hi Ayja, and sorry for the long delay! I didn't see this question. There is not a continuation of Sara Johnston-Fischer's story, at least as of now. (I never say never, since I seem to keep playing in the same Shipton Massachusetts sandbox). My See Full Answer
" Callie wrote: "Hi Dana! Wondering if you have any suggestions of good graphic novels for 8-10 year old boys?"
There are so many fantastic graphic novel
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I wrote this book, so I am not exactly reviewing it, (and no, I will not give it five stars...that would be cheating!). But it's a strange and wonderful thing when something that was a spark of an idea one hot August day in 2016 becomes a beautifully ...more
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" Lindy Sage wrote: "I read this and thought: that's what I think, too! When someone assigns you a book, you lose the freedom to pick a book you would e ...more "
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This book...oh, this book.
First of all, disclaimer, in case you aren't paying attention. I wrote it, so be warned that I clearly have a subjective viewpoint. Second of all, it tried to kill me, metaphorically speaking. This is the third book I've pu
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“It should be noted that even when you know something is a bad idea, even when you think you're expecting the worst, even when you're sure you're being realistic about the risks, it still hurts like whoa when the slap comes" -Theo”
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“you have to go through something to get to the other side" -Mom”
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“Knowing something doesn't make it easier" -Theo”
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