J.R. Silver Writes Her World


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$16.99  $15.80
Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
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5.6 X 7.7 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Melissa Dassori is a former lawyer who lives in New York City with her family near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which partly inspired her debut novel J.R. Silver Writes Her World.


"Beautifully balancing magic, mystery, and a pitch-perfect exploration of the ups and downs of middle school, JR SILVER WRITES HER WORLD is a story about the power of words, both written and spoken."
--Jess Redman, author of The Miraculous, Quintessence, and The Adventure Is Now
"J.R. emerges sympathetically as a quiet, thoughtful, sensitive, somewhat nerdy girl whose world is reinforced by textual references to popular middle-grade literature, especially her touchstone, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. An intriguing, credible tale of friendship and coming-of-age."--Kirkus Reviews
"Balancing realistic relationship drama with magical undertones, debut author Dassori deftly threads references to From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the Metropolitan Museum of Art into a bustling city-set cautionary tale." --Publishers Weekly
"Dassori combines preteen angst about changing friendships and coming of age with a little bit of magic in this well-crafted text. Fans of E.L. ­Konigsburg's novel will enjoy the descriptions of the Met and its many rooms. Well-paced chapters and captivating characters will keep readers entertained and may also inspire some writing."--School Library Journal
Praise for J.R. Silver Writes Her World:
An Owlcrate Jr. Book Club Selection
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Kids Post Summer Book Club Recommendation

"Fans of E. L. Konigsburg's From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, will particularly enjoy. . . A promising first novel. "--Booklist, starred review