Khristina Chess

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Khristina Chess is the author of several award-winning YA novels. Her book "Drive to June" won First Place in the young adult category of the 2015/2016 category of the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards. "The Future Unborn" was named a runner up in the 2017 RONE awards and a finalist in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards. "Hollow Beauty" was named a finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. All of her novels deal with some kind of issue, such as anorexia, teen pregnancy, drinking, academic pressure, or suicide.

She has spoken to high school students in creative writing classes in her community, as well as in YA panel discussions in literary festivals. She is active in regional events, such as the Downtown Art Stroll. Yo
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Hollow Beauty

3.65 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Straight A's

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Drive to June

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True confession from a YA book addict: Although I liked Jay Asher’s book, Thirteen Reasons Why, I LOVED Netflix’s miniseries version of it. Admitting that I binge-watched the whole first season but struggled to turn the pages is hard for a bibliophile. I’m biased toward books. Three rooms in my house contain bookshelves crowded with books. I write them.

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“Demonstrate your connection with popular culture. You could use ‘hashtag brilliant’ throughout your essay to describe yourself.”
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“In all those movies, how does Lois fail to see that Clark Kent is really superman? I mean, his disguise is a pair of glasses.”
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“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
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“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.”
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