The Fall of Whit Rivera

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Holiday House
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780823452361

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About the Author

Crystal Maldonado is a young adult author with a lot of feelings. Her debut novel, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega, is a New England Book Award winner, a Cosmopolitan Best New Book, and a POPSUGAR Best New YA Novel, while her sophmore novel, No Filter and Other Lies, was a POPSUGAR and Seventeen Best New YA. By day, Crystal works in higher ed marketing, and by night, is a writer who loves Beyoncé, shopping, spending too much time on her phone, and being extra. Her work has also been published in Latina, BuzzFeed, and the Hartford Courant. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog. Find her everywhere @crystalwrote or CrystalWrote.com.

Reviews

"A pumpkin-spice-latte-flavored treat. . . ."--PEOPLE Magazine

★ "A sentimental story about friendship, family, and love as sweet as a pumpkin spice latte."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Maldonado wraps this sweet romance in a satisfying story of self-acceptance, surrounding Whit with a fully realized cast of family and friends. Readers will swoon as they watch Whit and Zay fall for each other, but they'll love watching Whit fall in love with herself even more."--Booklist

"Maldonado's writing warmly captures the charms and challenges of high school life for a Latina in a fat body, believably rendering the struggles and idiosyncrasies of teenagerhood. The heart-fluttering romance that ensues with the thoughtful Zay makes for a cozy autumnal read, but the depictions of friendship, family, and navigation of a chronic illness make this a solid read for all seasons."--The Horn Book

"This novel celebrates the less than perfect with a lot of Rory Gilmore energy and some Gabi, a Girl in Pieces."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Vivid prose by Maldonado (No Filter and Other Lies), paired with ample romantic and lighthearted antics, aids in levying serious interrogations of anti-fatness, chronic illness, and medical gaslighting, making for a compassionate and cozy read."--Publishers Weekly