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Viking Books for Young Readers
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5.3 X 8.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Carrie Arcos is an award-winning author of books for young adults, including the National Book Award Finalist Out of Reach, We Are All That's Left, and Crazy Messy Beautiful. Several of her books have been Junior Library Guild selections and on best book lists. She originally hails from upstate New York; however, Los Angeles is where she calls home with her husband and kids. She loves teaching high school students, cooking, traveling, and talking. After recently visiting Ireland, she now understands that she's Italian at heart, but she's Irish in soul. Visit Carrie online at and follow her on Twitter @carriearcos.


Praise for Skywatchers

"An expertly crafted genre mash-up of sci-fi, historical fiction, and mystery, with a dash of thriller that will keep readers racing towards the end. A unique and original tale that will appeal to a wide variety of teens. A must-have for all teen collections." --School Library Journal

"Arcos has crafted an excellent mystery, with a hook in the compelling cast and just enough hints to keep readers guessing." --Booklist

"The historical time period, astute character development, and suspense-filled writing will draw readers in." --Kirkus Reviews

"With its multiple elements of romance, the evolving and complex relationships, and its speculations about mind control, aliens, time travel, and alternate universes, many readers, especially science fiction fans, will be drawn into the story." -- School Library Connection

Praise for We Are All That's Left

* "A multilayered view of tragedy and its repercussions." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "This complex, compelling story takes readers on a deep dive below the surface, exposing both the fragility of life and the redemptive bonds of love." --Booklist, starred review

Praise for Crazy Messy Beautiful

"This satisfying and unconventional love story explores the various meanings of the word." --Kirkus Reviews

"Arcos has written a classic story of a budding artist finding out the reality behind the artifice, and does so while keeping a wonderful sense of humor." --Booklist

"Arcos capably probes the mysterious without attempting to solve it as Neruda discovers the difference between crushing on someone he doesn't know and loving someone he does, learning that friendship, too, is a kind of love." --Publishers Weekly