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Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson

  • 5 stars across 15 books
Laurie Halse Anderson grew up in Syracuse, New York, and now lives in Pennsylvania with her two daughters. The author of three picture books, 'Speak' was her first novel. Widely reviewed, it was a National Book Award finalist in the States, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, as well as winning the 1999 Golden Kite Award, given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Both 'Speak' and 'Fever 1793' are listed in the Publishers Weekly Fiction Top Ten titles for May 2002.
4th January 2010


Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are f... MoreChains

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20th March 2008


A fiercely authentic, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic. 'Speak up for yourself - we want... MoreSpeak

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7th August 2014


Gritty and hard hitting, this is thoughtful teen fiction at its finest. Kate Malone: popular straight A student,... MoreCatalyst

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3rd July 2014


Seventeen-year-old Tyler is totally enjoying his position as high school Alpha male after years of being "the geek... MoreTwisted

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4th September 2014

The Impossible Knife of Memory

A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of te... MoreThe Impossible Knife of Memory

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5th May 2016


A beautifully written and riveting look at anorexia from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson. Cassie and Lia are best... MoreWintergirls

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5th June 2014


Everyone's excited about the prom except Ashley, who couldn't care less. She's too busy worrying about her crazy f... MoreProm

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1st January 2011


Isabel and Curzon have escaped New York and are facing a life on the run. Isabel wants to find her sister, and Curzon ca... MoreForge

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4th May 2017

Guys Read: Heroes & Villains

Heroes and Villains, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka's Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure... MoreGuys Read: Heroes & Villains

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