The Secret of a Heart Note

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Katherine Tegen Books
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5.29 X 7.96 X 0.93 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Stacey Lee is the critically acclaimed author of the novels The Downstairs Girl, Under a Painted Sky, and Outrun the Moon, the winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She is a fourth-generation Chinese American and a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Born in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA and then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. She lives with her family outside San Francisco. You can visit Stacey at Or follow her on Twitter @staceyleeauthor.


"Like the most enchanting perfume, this smart, sweet, and romantic story will turn your head and bewitch your heart." -- Laura Ruby, Printz Award-winning author of Bone Gap

"A heartfelt and magical romance that will keep you under its spell." -- Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author

"This imaginative and sweet coming-of-age tale is infused with the magic of first love." -- Kirkus Reviews

"In this tantalizing book of contrasts--science and magic, ancient tradition and contemporary life, and seclusion and exploration, among them--Lee (Outrun the Moon) introduces a cast of memorable characters while tracing the external and internal conflicts of an engaging heroine." -- Publishers Weekly

"Lee takes a typical first-crush, coming-of-age tale and adds a touch of magic to it. Mim navigates a twisty path of emotions, and her journey rings true as she uncovers the truth about her family and falling in love." -- Booklist

"This contemporary fantasy takes on all the best attributes of a fairy tale, one set in modern California culture and populated with many diverse characters who are refreshing and well drawn. Give this to readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories featuring romance and magic." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"Mim and Court's connection is well developed, particularly in in its heart-fluttery, blush-inducing innocence, while their complicated relationships with their respective mothers add a bit of depth to the froth. Romance lovers will delight in this perky bouquet of romance and heart." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Steeped in teen-angst-driven misunderstandings, the exciting discovery of mutual attraction and the draw of the forbidden, THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE imparts a deeply romantic warmth with light notes of humor and has the lovely tenderness of coming-into-your-own at its heart. Highly recommended!" -- USA Today, Happily Ever After blog