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Alex Flinn

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in Glen Cove, New York, The United States
October 23





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March 2008


Love Jacaranda is out in the world! Hope you'll check out this fun wish-fulfillment romance!

Now, bio:

I grew up on a street called Salem Court. This probably influenced my interest in witches. When I was five, my mom said I should be an author. And when I was eight, I got my first rejection letter from Highlights Magazine.

I learned to read early. But I compensated for this early proficiency by absolutely refusing to read the programmed readers required by the school system -- workbooks where you read the story, then answered the questions. When the other kids were on Book 20, I was on Book 1! My teacher, Mrs. Zeiser, told my mother, "Alexandra marches to her own drummer." I don't think that was supposed to be a compliment.

My family moved to

How writers predict what will become obsolete: Breathing Underwater for the iPhone generation

 My publisher is releasing my 2001 book, Breathing Underwater, with a new cover, its third. The reason for this is, basically, because boys don't like to read the book with its current cover, which shows a boy and a girl. I actually got an e-mail from a teacher who wanted to know how to buy 100 copies of the book with its 2001 cover for this reason. I find this a bit frustrating because I feel lik

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Alex Flinn and 2 other people liked Lenni Jones's review of Love, Jacaranda:
Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn
"It’s been so long since a book truly swept me away like Love, Jacaranda did. So long since I sped through a book the way I did with this one. Love, Jacaranda is the hilarious, beautiful, and endearing tale of a girl who has her dream of becoming a si" Read more of this review »
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"This book is SO GOOD!!!! If you have seen the musical or movie, or have read the book "Daddy Long Legs" you will absolutely love this! If you haven't, guess what? You will still love this book! I love the main character. I love her grit, determinatio" Read more of this review »
Alex Flinn and 1 other person liked Lynn's review of Love, Jacaranda:
Love, Jacaranda by Alex Flinn
"An utterly charming modern re-telling of Daddy Long Legs. Nestle in and enjoy every moment! This sweet story is the perfect balm for a pandemic-weary soul. Escapism at its best.

Daddy Long Legs is a true favorite from my childhood and Flinn does a lov" Read more of this review »
Girls of July by Alex Flinn
"This book follows four girls who end up living together in an isolated cabin for a month with one of the girl’s grandmother. I really enjoyed this book! I didn’t really like Meredith, and wasn’t terribly invested in her relationship or what passed as" Read more of this review »
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“Just because something is beautiful doesn´t mean it´s good.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

“those who do not know how to see the precious things in life will never be happy.”
Alex Flinn, Beastly

“You shouldn't miss someone who don't miss you, right?”
Alex Flinn, Beastly
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second vote for the Traveling book

I took the top five books and started a new poll i think that there were just to many to chose form :)

Entangled by Cat Clarke

goodreads summary-The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.
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XVI by Julia Karr

goodreads summary-Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
  23 votes 21.9%

Beastly by Alex Flinn

goodreads summary-Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer
I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
  16 votes 15.2%

Matched by Ally Condie

goodreads summary-Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
  16 votes 15.2%

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

goodreads summary-Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming
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“I tell him the ugly duckling grew up to be a huge asshole.” “Why?”
Alex Flinn, Beheld

“Sometimes, I stay up all night reading book after book, for I have no family to object, and when I wake in the morning, slumped over a table or fallen off a chair, back aching, cold because no one thought to cover me with a blanket or tell me to come to bed, I feel very fortunate.” Silence”
Alex Flinn, Beheld

“It is hard to know how to save the world if one has never lived in it.”
Alex Flinn, Girls of July

“Before she came here, she'd thought she could be independent. Now, she knew she could -- but only if she had the help of others and was able to help them in return.”
Alex Flinn, Girls of July

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✦BookishlyRichie✦ "Beastly" is one of my favorite books of all time!
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can't wait to read "Bewitching"!

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