Rachel Vail (Author)
September 01, 2015
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Rachel Vail is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including her first book, Wonder, about which Judy Blume said: Wonder is wonderful. It's got energy, humor, and heart. Her four-book series, The Friendship Ring, will be reissued in Puffin in Fall 2014. Rachel grew up in New Rochelle and attended Georgetown University. She has two sons; they and their friends provide her with a wealth of material for her writing. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
"Another winner by Rachel Vail. At times laugh-out-loud funny, and other times heartbreaking., Unfriended is the kind of book I wish there were more of: emotionally complex, beautifully written, and impossble to put down. I never wanted it to end."--Meg Cabot "Rachel Vail should be required reading for all middle-schoolers. Deft and funny, this tale of the doom and drama of friendships played out in a digital universe is pitch-perfect and sheer fun."--Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied "Rachel Vail's ingenious, humorous, and compassionate storytelling brings her six narrators so fully alive that by the end of her book you cannot imagine ever 'unfriending' any of them."--Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Treehouse books "With keen insight, Vail reveals the internal struggles with uncertainty and self-doubt that can plague young teens regardless of popularity status. . . With a resolution that is both realistic and hopeful, Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity." --Publishers Weekly "Vail has a great ear for dialogue, and her characters. . . are well differentiated and realistic." --VOYA "Vail has always had her finger solidly on the pulse of middle-school social dynamics, with an uncanny ear for young teen dialogue and a real empathy for the wide and awkward range of social and physical development that characterize this age . . . Vail's considerable fan base alone would justify multiple-copy purchase plans, but the hot-button topic of cyberbullying will further increase requests."--Booklist "A realistic portrayal of middle school life . . . A solid choice that will ignite meaningful discussion."--School Library Journal "Vail captures the complexity of middle school social challenges, insightfully addressing the issues of friendships and integrity."--Kirkus Reviews