This Is Not a Ghost Story
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About the Author
Andrea Portes is the bestselling novelist of two critically lauded adult novels, Hick, her debut, which was made into a feature film starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne, and Juliette Lewis, and Bury This. Her first novel for young adult readers, Anatomy of a Misfit, was called "perfection in book form" by Teen Vogue. Her other YA novels include The Fall of Butterflies and Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me. Andrea Portes's spooky, timeless middle grade debut is Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff.
Andrea grew up on the outskirts of Lincoln, Nebraska. Later, she attended Bryn Mawr College. Currently she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Sandy Tolan, their son, Wyatt, and their dog, Rascal. You can visit her online at www.andreaportes.squarespace.com.
“A self-deprecating and highly memorable heroine whose bawdy, laceratingly funny narration makes her instantly endearing while also revealing her flaws, uncertainties, and ethical quandaries.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“... a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy.”--Kirkus Reviews
“Anika's droll voice shines, and her emotions are palpable. After a heartbreaking tragedy, Anika's ending . . . will leave readers cheering.”--School Library Journal
“Anika Dragomir is the funniest, snarkiest, most insightful misfit a reader could ever hope to meet. I laughed my way through Anatomy of a Misfit right up until the very end, when the book broke my heart into a million pieces. This is a beautiful, brave and powerful novel.”--Melissa Kantor, author of Maybe One Day and The Breakup Bible
PRAISE FOR ANDREA PORTES: --Matthew Specktor, American Dream Machine
“Portes's short chapters and staccato narration make for a quick and compulsive read.”--Publishers Weekly
“Andrea Portes writes with the tip of a knife, shape-shifting between characters and laying bare their darkest secrets.”--Dylan Landis, Normal People Don't Live Like This
“Fifteen-year-old Anika Dragomir throws her arms around us and draws us in from the very beginning... Droll, intimate, often laugh-out-loud funny narration carries the reader through more than 300 pages... Anika's winning voice may just be the star of Portes's first young adult novel.”--New York Times Book Review