This Is Not a Ghost Story

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062422446

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About the Author

Andrea Portes is the bestselling novelist of the critically lauded adult novel, Hick, her debut that has been made into a feature film. Andrea grew up shuffled around between such disparate locales as Nebraska, Brasília, Texas, Rio de Janiero, Baltimore, North Dakota, California, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Finally, she was granted relief from this nomadic existence when she was accepted to Bryn Mawr College. She attended on full scholarship and later graduated cum laude, with a major in English literature. She then earned her MFA from the University of California at San Diego. After her relentless education, she moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles, where she spent years mostly getting into trouble. It was in this period of vague nothingness that Andrea penned her debut novel, in longhand in three notebooks.

Reviews

Praise for ANATOMY OF A MISFIT: “It's rare that a book can be as funny and absolutely delightful as it is moving and thought provoking, and Anatomy of a Misfit is both.”--Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall
“A self-deprecating and highly memorable heroine whose bawdy, laceratingly funny narration makes her instantly endearing while also revealing her flaws, uncertainties, and ethical quandaries.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“... a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy.”--Kirkus Reviews
“Anika's droll voice shines, and her emotions are palpable. After a heartbreaking tragedy, Anika's ending . . . will leave readers cheering.”--School Library Journal
“Anika Dragomir is the funniest, snarkiest, most insightful misfit a reader could ever hope to meet. I laughed my way through Anatomy of a Misfit right up until the very end, when the book broke my heart into a million pieces. This is a beautiful, brave and powerful novel.”--Melissa Kantor, author of Maybe One Day and The Breakup Bible
PRAISE FOR ANDREA PORTES: --Matthew Specktor, American Dream Machine
“Portes's short chapters and staccato narration make for a quick and compulsive read.”--Publishers Weekly
“Andrea Portes writes with the tip of a knife, shape-shifting between characters and laying bare their darkest secrets.”--Dylan Landis, Normal People Don't Live Like This
“Fifteen-year-old Anika Dragomir throws her arms around us and draws us in from the very beginning... Droll, intimate, often laugh-out-loud funny narration carries the reader through more than 300 pages... Anika's winning voice may just be the star of Portes's first young adult novel.”--New York Times Book Review