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About the Author
Blair Thornburgh is the author of several books for kids and teens. Her first novel, Who's That Girl, was named a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Ordinary Girls was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019 for teens as well as an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth. A graduate of the University of Chicago and of Hamline University's MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, she lives outside of Philadelphia (in real life) and at www.blairthornburgh.com (online).
"Thornburgh's novel offers a charming riff on Sense and Sensibility. Readers will happily lose themselves in the warmly realistic family dynamics, the sisters' laugh-out-loud banter, and the sweet, low-key romance. A smart, character-driven contemporary novel with a timeless feel. Highly recommended for all collections."--School Library Journal
"The author of Who's That Girl, Thornburgh offers a story that's as witty, intelligent, and perceptive as its narrator. A rewarding novel that revolves around change, reflection, and, yes, sisterhood."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"A realistic depiction of siblinghood proves deeply dynamic as each falters and grows. Most of all, Thornburgh's exploration of the power of social comedies and books by and about young women--works often deemed insignificant--shines. A funny, beguiling story of sisterhood, burgeoning self-awareness, and first love."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A consistent joy for lovers of well-wroutght, understated prose."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books