18 Mayıs 2017 Perşembe

The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger

Based on her real family, Sande Boritz Berger’s THE SWEETNESS follows the parallel tale of two Jewish girls, cousins, set during World War II, living on separate continents, whose strikingly different lives ultimately converge.
Vilna, 1941. When they are forced from their ghetto by the invading Nazis, Rosha Kaninsky, an inquisitive young girl, clings to her grandmother and asks why she is carrying nothing but a jug of sliced lemons and water. “Something to remind me of the sweetness,” she tells the child. Brooklyn, 1941. Rosha’s cousin, Mira Kane, a talented teenager with dreams of escaping to Hollywood for a career in fashion design, finds her plans abruptly thwarted. Traumatized by what he believes is the fate of his Vilna relatives, Mira’s father is intent on safeguarding those he loves from a brutal world─ corralling them all within the nub of his guilt. But unbeknownst to her American family, Rosha is alive. During the Vilna round-up, her father thrusts her into the arms of a Polish Catholic candle maker, who hides the girl— placing her entire family at risk. Inspired by true events, The Sweetness is a novel about the destructive force of survivor guilt—and how it endures. 

Book History
The book was published by She Writes Press in late 2014, but being a small press, they never exploited any subsidiary rights. So, when Sande came to me in connection with her latest book (almost ready for submissions!) I was shocked to see that this incredibly moving book was only available in print and ebook. I, of course, naturally immediately thought of pursuing subsidiary rights while we get her latest ready for submissions (SPLIT-LEVEL, a women’s fiction).

As you can see from the all the blurbs and praise below, THE SWEETNESS has a ton of accolades, and continues to draw attention, having sold over 35K copies to date and counting and as such, feel strongly this can still do very well despite coming out later than the initial launch. Especially as we get ready to shop her latest book in the next month or two.

After two decades as a scriptwriter and video/film producer for Fortune 500 companies, Sande Boritz Berger returned to her passion: writing both fiction and non-fiction full time. Her stories and essays have been published in The Rambler Magazine, Every Woman Has a Story by Warner Books, Ophelia's Mom by Crown Publishing, Aunties: Thirty-five Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother by Ballantine and others. Sande received an M.F.A. in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton College where she received the Deborah Hecht Memorial prize for fiction. The Sweetness was a semi-finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel awards. The author lives with her husband in Manhattan. She has two daughters.

Foreward Reviews Indie Fab Finalist in Historical Fiction

USA Book Reviews Best Books of the Year Finalist

Nominated by the A.L.A. for The Sophie Brody Award in Fiction
“[A] stirring debut novel of Holocaust survivor guilt―guilt about being safe. Told with candor and tenderness ...” 
“A Jewish girl in Eastern Europe and her teenage American cousin experience the Holocaust years in vastly different ways in this bittersweet novel... A tender look at immigrants in America and Nazi victims in Europe succeeds in educating and engaging readers.”
“[The Sweetness] is a beautifully crafted portrait of life in its rawest form during a time of great unrest.”
—Publishers Weekly, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
“As Berger's novel moves back and forth from Vilna to Brooklyn, the focus is on Rosha and Mira as well as on Charlie's sister Jeanette. All three attempt to make sense of a life that often makes no sense at all. VERDICT: In this engaging debut, a semifinalist for Amazon's annual Breakthrough Novel Award, readers gain three different views of the effects of World War II on ordinary people.”
Library Journal
“Sande Boritz Berger has written an engrossing family tale filled with promise and hope while paying homage to the undercurrent of survivor's guilt that can coexist beside that joy. The Sweetness explores themes of morality, fate and death while illuminating how grief can effect even a generation removed, and even those thought to be spared. A great read that will touch your heart.”
- NYT Best Seller Judy L. Mandel, author of Replacement Child
“The Sweetness is one of those rare novels that knowingly informs us about not one but two very different worlds. Although we think we are familiar with the horrors of the Holocaust, we can never be. Although we assume we can understand survivor's guilt, we cannot. One of this novel's strengths, perhaps surprisingly, is its restraint. Sande Boritz Berger's skillful juxtaposition of two very different girls, their tenacity, their search, is searing. And memorable.”
─   Lou Ann Walker, Editor of The Southampton Review
“It is always pleasant to read an author who can take you back to the past with minute details that cause you to revive faded memories. Sande Boritz Berger does this for Americans who lived during the 1940s by recalling items such as the monthly magazine Modern Screen, one of the first journals to record the private lives of movie stars, mascara which came in cake form and had to be applied with a wet brush, and cut glass doorknobs. She used these touches to set the scene for life in a residential middle class section of Brooklyn as well as for contrast of the superficial lives of Americans who were untouched (or thought they were) by World War II and those who terrifyingly lived through it in Poland. Berger tells the story of two girls, Mira, a teen living in a large house on Avenue T in Brooklyn and Rosha, an eight-year-old, living in the basement of a stranger’s house in Poland. These two are cousins who have never met. And the suspense leading up to when their lives will intersect is kept up throughout the book.”
—Jewish Book World
“Original characters, against a backdrop of vivid and exact period detail, drive this highly readable saga of two uniquely different Jewish girls and their families during World War II. Warm, rich, and smooth as glass, their stories sweep over you and into your heart. A solid read for devotees of WWII literature, as much for its retelling of the ravages of the Holocaust, as for its insightful vision of a home front population shaken by shock-waves from abroad.
- Mary Glickman, author of Home in the Morning, 2011 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for One More River.

“As Berger's novel moves back and forth from Vilna to Brooklyn, the focus is on Rosha and Mira as well as on Charlie's sister Jeanette. All three attempt to make sense of a life that often makes no sense at all. VERDICT: In this engaging debut, a semifinalist for Amazon's annual Breakthrough Novel Award, readers gain three different views of the effects of World War II on ordinary people.”
Library Journal Andrea Kempf, formerly with Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, KS 

“Despite the title, bitterness is the dark driving force in this stirring debut novel of Holocaust survivor guilt--guilt about being safe. Told with candor and tenderness, there are two parallel stories of Jewish girls--one a teen, one an eight year old-- from the same family but worlds apart during WWII.” 
─ Booklist Hazel Rochman  
“Sande Boritz Berger’s impressive debut novel examines the lives of two Jewish girls, cousins separated by an ocean and connected by brutal world events. Ms. Berger doesn’t shrink from the rough history that informs her heroines’ lives, but she mitigates its harshness with a deep measure of sympathy and hope.”
—Hilma Wolitzer, author of An Available Man
“Sande Boritz Berger has created a complete, rich novel about survivor guilt and innocence. The guilt is readily understood. The innocence is an original thought. How are people who survived the Nazis supposed to know how to behave in the face of unique evil? The Kanes (Kaninskys) endured the general experience of Jews who got out. But within that experience, they are also a family of complicated individuals, who pursue differentiated goals. It is this―their individuality, not unlike that of the Anne Frank family―that gives Ms. Berger’s novel its power as a work of art.”
—Roger Rosenblatt, author of The Boy Detective
“Ms. Berger has captured the essence of conflict between survivor guilt and the innocence of youth as she compares the circumstances between one family’s choice to stay as the other flees. While the tone is not maudlin, Berger’s voice resonates across the pages with a deep and soulful pain as she depicts the 1941 Nazi invasion of the Vilna Ghetto. It is clear she did her research given she infused historical information and tied her story line to actual events with the backdrop of an epically tragic time in history.”
—Diane Lunsford, Feathered Quill Reviews
“Original characters, against a backdrop of vivid and exact period detail, drive this highly readable saga of two uniquely different Jewish girls and their families during World War II. Warm, rich, and smooth as glass, their stories sweep over you and into your heart. A solid read for devotees of WWII literature, as much for its retelling of the ravages of the Holocaust as for its insightful vision of a home front population shaken by shock waves from abroad.”
—Mary Glickman, author of Home in the Morning

16 Mayıs 2017 Salı

Andre Norton

Andre Alice Norton Amerikalı bir bilim kurgu ve fantezi yazarıydı,ayrıca ​tarihsel ve çağdaş kurmaca eserleri de bulunmaktadır. Tüm eserlerinin Türkçe yayın haklarını temsil etmekteyim. ANDRE NORTON eserlerinden yayınlanabilecek birçok eseri sizlerle ekli excel dosyasını göndermekten mutluluk duyuyoruz. Yakın zamanda Almanya'da 15 kitap anlaşması imzalandı. Ayrıca son zamanlarda Çin'e WITCH WORLD'un yayın hakları satıldı.. Polonya'da aktif lisanslarımız var. Şu anda hem Kore hem de İspanya'dan yazarın eserlerine  ilgi var. WITCH WORLD için film seçeneği etkindir ve yakında bunun hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinebiliriz.

Andre Norton, Genç. yetişkin fantazisinin ve Bilim kurgu'nin yaratıcısı sayılan gerçek bir Klasiktir. Onun başlıcak WITCH WORLD ve BEASTMASTER eserleri Amerikada hala popülerdir.

Yazarın eserleriyle ilgilenen yayıncılaırmızın bana haber vermelerini rica ederim.saygılarımla


It's not easy being a parent these days. There are bills to pay. Kids to feed. And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay.

There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children. In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy Millennials. That’s hell on earth, even without the zombies.

Only Dead on the Inside is the answer for the rest of us.

Written by professional comedy writer and amateur father-of-four James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn),  This step-by-step manual teaches you how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead. Motivated moms and dads want it all, and that won’t change at the end of the world. There’s no reason you can’t be a zombie killing machine AND parent of the year, but you have to work for it.

If you want to make sure your family is apocalypse-ready, Only Dead on the Inside is your best—and only—chance at survival. No pressure, but if you don’t read this book, your children will die.

Breakwell reaches 751k followers on Twitter through one account, and has 13 other accounts with sizable followings.

AUTHOR BIO: James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls ages 6 and under. His Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn has more than 640,000 followers who check in with him daily as he fails as a parent and a human being.

Breakwell's comedy went viral in April 2016 when Buzzfeed featured his kid-centric jokes in an article that quickly drew more than 2 million views. His @XplodingUnicorn account grew by more than 400,000 followers in the following months. His jokes have been featured by USA Today, US Magazine, DailyMail.com, Metro.co.uk, Huffington Post, 9GAG, theCHIVE.com, CollegeHumor.com, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and Internet outlets.

His articles have appeared in Reader's Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN's The Daily Share, and they haven’t banned him yet. He can open most jars on the first try and is only a little afraid of the dark. He still can't load the dishwasher right.

  • ***Bored Panda  book mention on May 3, 2017
  • Upworthy -- author video interview on January 17, 2017
  • ALA “The Laugh’s On Us” — author part of event on June 25, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

WINTERFOLK by sarah McCarry

For readers who love Francesca Lia Block and Sarah McCarry, WINTERFOLK is a spellbinding literary debut that presses the boundary between reality and fantasy. 

Fifteen-year-old Rain lives on the outskirts of Seattle in a dangerous brush area known as The Jungle, among many other homeless people she calls “winterfolk.” The towering trees and woodland animals are her friends, and she finds solace in the books that another homeless youth steals for her. But when Rain happens upon a demolition notice that would force her community out of their encampment, she is convinced that it is because she and the winterfolk can’t be seen, akin to the fairy tales she reads. Rain ventures into the city to turn fiction into reality, make the winterfolk visible—real—to the rest of the world, and save the camp from being destroyed. She needs to find someone to tell their story, but her decision to leave has dangerous consequences.

Full of gritty poetry, street wisdom and just a touch of magic, WINTERFOLK belongs on the shelf alongside works by Francesca Lia Block and Sarah McCarry.” —Laura Ruby, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Award-winning author of Bone Gap

Janel Kolby’s bio:
Janel Kolby has an MFA in Creative Writing for Children & Young Adults from Hamline University, where she studied under National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby. Janel lives in Seattle. WINTERFOLK is her debut novel.

15 Mayıs 2017 Pazartesi


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Laura Overdeck Laura rakamlarla ilgili bir iki şey biliyor. Çocukken, oturup, eğlenmek için tam kareleri ezberledi. Ve bir anne olarak, (kocası John ile birlikte) üç çocuğuna matematik problemleri yaşam içinden matematik hikayelerinden oluşan dersler vermeye karar verdi ve böylece Bedtime Math doğdu. Laura, Princeton Üniversitesi'nden astrofizik alanında BA derecesine ve Wharton School of Business'da MBA derecesine sahiptir.

Bulgar / Yumuşak Basın (Kitaplar 1-3) | Basitleştirilmiş Çince / Jieli (Kitaplar 1-2) | Çek / Grada (Kitaplar 1-2) | Danimarka / Gyldendal (Kitap 1) | Almanca / Westhafen (Kitap 1) | İbranice / Yedioth (Kitap 1) | Macarca / Mora (Kitaplar 1-2) | İtalyan / Vallardi (Kitap 1) | Korean / Mirae Media N Co. (Kitaplar 1-3) | Rusça / Kariera (Kitaplar 1-2) | Sloven / Mladinska Knjiga (Kitap 1) | İspanyolca / Montena (Kitap 1) | 

BEDTIME MATH- 100.000'den fazla kopya sattı
BEDTIME MATH: This Time It's Personal: - 50.000'in üzerinde kopya sattı
BEDTIME MATH: The Truth Comes Out- yaklaşık 30.000 kopya sattı - 2015  Amazon.com Yılın En İyi Kitabı seçimi

BEDTIME MATH serisine gelen övgüler:
Overdeck debuts with a just-irreverent-enough book . . . . She shows that she knows her audience and loves her subject.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[This program] may have the potential to make bedtime math problems as loved as the bedtime story. . . . Hats off to Laura Overdeck. This project is a winner. A simple idea that may have as much of an impact on improving the science, technology, engineering and math interest in our children as many other well-funded programs.” Wired/GeekDad
“With just the right amount of math and humor, Overdeck continues to present mathematical concepts in fun and easy-to-digest pieces that will simultaneously entertain and educate young readers.” —School Library Journal on Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal​​

“We all know we should read to our kids. But even if bedtime stories are routine in your house, when's the last time you gave your kids a bedtime math problem? Probably never. And that's one reason American students might struggle in a future that requires mathematical literacy... Maybe if more children grew up doing bedtime math problems, those numbers would be different.” —USA Today

“The U.S. ranks 25th out of 34 countries when it comes to kids' math proficiency. One New Jersey parent wants to change that by overhauling the culture of math. An astrophysics graduate and mother of three kids, she started a ritual when each child was 2 years old: a little bedtime mathematical problem-solving that soon became a beloved routine. Parent friends began to bug her to send them kid-friendly math problems, too. Now Bedtime Math is gaining fans among children and math-shy parents around the country.” —NPR

MCPG Tanıtım özeti



Bustle exclusively revealed the cover  of THE TRAITOR'S KISS and Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed the first chapter online (read here).

Teen Vogue interviewed Hanna Nowinski about writing MEG & LINUS (read here).

Seventeen featured QUEENS OF GEEK in an article titled "12 Life-Changing Books You Have to Read This Summer." Read the full feature here!          

Teen Vogue included YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR by Mitali Perkins in their round-up "8 Books With South Asian Characters to Read in 2017."

USA Today Happy Ever After blog exclusively revealed the cover and an excerpt of Abbi Glines’ AS SHE FADES (read here).

Teen Vogue has exclusively revealed the cover of Senator Bernie Sanders' THE BERNIE SANDERS GUIDE TO POLITICAL REVOLUTIONYou can view the piece HERE.

Young Adult Reviews:

★ DUELS & DECEPTION by Cindy Anstey
Swoon Reads, April 2017
It is Jane Austin spiced with action, suspense, and humor… Young girls who enjoyed Anstey’s Love, Lies and Spies (Swoon Reads, 2016) will snap up this adventure.” —VOYA, starred review

FSG BYR, May 2017
The art-centric romance that develops between Desi and Luca is rewarding to follow, as are their parental relationships, particularly that between Desi and her widowed Appa. Goo simultaneously honors and deconstructs romantic tropes, both in general and specific to K dramas, and does so using a wonderfully diverse cast.”—Publishers Weekly starred review

Young Adult Sales:

WEEK OF MONDAYS by Jessica Brody/German paperback rights licensed to CBT Verlag 
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira/Indonesian rights licensed to Mizan Pustaka 
TRAITOR'S TRILOGY by Erin Beaty/French rights licensed to AC Media / Lumen 


Middle Grade/Chapter Book Sales:

THE NIGHT GARDEN by Polly Horvath/German rights licensed to Aladin Verlag GMbH 
BELLE PRATER'S BOY by Ruth White/Korean rights licensed to Lime Co., Ltd. 
BAD KITTY GETS A BATH by Nick Bruel/Romanian rights licensed to Aramis Print s.r.l 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel/Romanian rights licensed to Aramis Print s.r.l 
BAD KITTY MEETS THE BABY by Nick Bruel/Romanian rights licensed to Aramis Print s.r.l 
BAD KITTY VS UNCLE MURRAY by Nick Bruel/Romanian rights licensed to Aramis Print s.r.l 



Congratulations to our Eisner Award Nominees!

SCIENCE COMICS: DINOSAURS, by MK Reed and Joe Flood (Best Graphic Novel for Kids) 
TETRIS, by Box Brown (Best Graphic Nonfiction)

THE NAMELESS CITY is in development with Frederator Studios and Recursion Media to become an animated series (read here).

Faith Erin Hicks' graphic novel THE STONE HEART was featured in the 5/12 Entertainment Weekly print issue, in a 'Best Graphic Novel of Spring' two-page feature spread: "Hicks dives into issues like colonialism and conquest in this heart-pounding sequel to The Nameless City." 

Teen Vogue included PASHMINA by Nidhi Chanani in their round-up "8 Books With South Asian Characters to Read in 2017."

Bustle also included PASHMINA in their round-up "10 Books By Indian Authors To Look Out For In 2017."

Graphic Novel Reviews:

 ​​SPILL ZONE by Scott Westerfeld, illus. by Alex Puvilland
First Second, May 2017

"Fascinating and hard to forget." Publishers Weekly, starred review 

Graphic Novel Sales:

A WRINKLE IN TIME: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted and illus. by Hope Larson/Spanish rights licensed to Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial 



SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, WHEN GREEN BECOMES TOMATOES, and TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO were all named finalist in the 2017 Indies Choice Book Awards (read here).

Pictures Book Reviews:

ALL THE WAY TO HAVANA by Margarita Engle; illustrated by Mike Curato
Laura Godwin Books/Holt, August 2017

Acclaimed Cuban American poet Engle here celebrates the persistence and ingenuity of Cubans, who… shine in their determination and resilience. A lyrical and beautiful offering that should help to humanize views of this island nation.” —Booklist, starred review

​​“A vibrant snapshot of modern Cuba, full of rich, sensory detail.”—Kirkus, starred review

GOLDFISH GHOST by Lemony Snicket; illustrated by Lisa Brown
Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, May 2017

In the field of pet bereavement narratives, this one stands out for tenderness, originality, and subtlety.”—Horn Book, starred review

THE ONLY FISH IN THE SEA by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Neal Porter/Roaring Brook, August 2017
Readers who are looking for more moxie in their lives will love this absurd adventure.”—Kirkus, starred review

The creators of Special Delivery (2015) offer another adventuresome odyssey, undertaken to bring a 
stranger to a welcoming new home."
— Booklist, starred review

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? by Eric Carle & Friends
Laura Godwin Books / Henry Holt, May 2017

A book certain to engross and enthrall.”—Kirkus, starred review

MY DADDY RULES THE WORLD: POEMS ABOUT DADS by Hope Anita Smith Holt/Ottaviano, May 2017

Tender and honest, these poems pack a big emotional punch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

SOMEONE LIKE ME by Patricia Maclachlan; illus. by Chris Sheban
Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, July 2017

Lovely scenes are balanced with amusing ones, giving this expressive picture book its irresistible, down-to-earth charm.”—Booklist, starred review

NOW by Antoinette Portis
Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, July 2017

Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying”—Kirkus, starred review

 by Maria Gianferrari; illus. by Patrice Barton
Roaring Brook Press, July 2017

"What could be better than a book about a dog who loves books and hates goodbyes?" — Booklist, starred review

Picture Book Sales:

MAX'S WORDS by Kate Banks; illus. by Boris Kulikov/Korean rights renewed by Prooni
A HOUSE THAT ONCE WAS by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Lane Smith/Japanese rights licensed to BL Shuppan
SATURDAY by Ian Lendler; illus. by Serge Bloch/Chinese Simplified rights licensed to Beijing Science & Technology Publishing Co., Ltd.
AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat/Australia and New Zealand rights licensed to Hachette Australia
AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat/British Commonwealth rights licensed to Andersen Press Ltd.
MIXED by Arree Chung/British Commonwealth rights licensed to Macmillan Children's Books
THE WEATHER GIRLS by Aki/British Commonwealth rights licensed to Macmillan Children's Books
WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Christian Robinson/British Commonwealth rights licensed to Walker Books Limited
WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? by Julie Fogliano; illus. by Christian Robinson/French rights licensed to Urban Comics, an imprint of Dargaud
SCHOOL'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Adam Rex; illus. by Christian Robinson/French rights licensed to Urban Comics, an imprint of Dargaud
GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER by Kenard Pak/Korean rights licensed to Kookminbooks Co., Ltd.
NOISY NIGHT by Mac Barnett; illus. by Brian Biggs/Korean rights licensed to Bomulchango Publishing Company / Prooni Books, Inc.

MGE & LINUS by Hana Nowinski

Swoon Read yayınevinden  Hanna Nowinski'nin MEG & LINUS'u  (Nisan 2018) çıkacak kitabı hakkında sizlerle bilgi paylaşmaktan memnunum . Tanıtım raporumuzdan da  gördüğünüz gibi, Teen Vogue Alman yazar Hanna Nowinski ile MEG ve LINUS (Buradan okuyabilirsiniz) hakkında röportaj yaptı!

Arkadaşlık, Star Trek, drama kulübü ve bir sürü kahve acaba iki asosyali, lisenin başlangıcından sonuna kadar en iyi iki dost yapabilir mi?

Meg ve Linus,ortak bir okul sevgisi, bir kahve takıntısı ve eşcinsel olmaları nedeniyle birbirlerinin en iyi arkadaşlarıdır. Bir banliyö kentinde çok çalışmak, lezbiyen veya gey çocuk olmak her zaman kolay değildir. Ancak ikisinin hayatında birbirleri var. Ve birkaç Star Trek kutu seti. Bir arada oldukça mutlular.

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MEG & LINUS by Hanna Nowinski 
April 2018
Swoon Reads, 336 pages, Hardcover, $17.99

Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?

"Friendship . . . is the crux of the story and it’s what will stay with you long after the book is done. Meg & Linus is ultimately a lighthearted, low angst look at holding onto friends and growing up. . . . It’s exactly the sort of relevant and positive portrayal that is needed." Teen Vogue

Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They're pretty happy.

But then Sophia, Meg’s longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn't quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was. . . .

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski is a fun friendship story about two quirky teens who must learn to get out of their comfort zones and take risks—even if that means joining the drama club, making new friends, and learning how to stand on your own.

Praise for Meg & Linus:
"Told in short chapters with alternating points of view, Meg & Linus is a story of friendship, stable families, and sweet romance. The fact that the protagonist and supporting characters are gay is a nonissue, which makes this a refreshing read." —VOYA

"Meg and Linus’s romantic lives take center stage, but first-time author Nowinski also addresses the difficulty of being queer in a small town, where pursuing a relationship requires confidence, and can involve a fear of outing or offending—all of which comes into play as Meg reflects on her past and Linus considers the possibility of a future with Danny." —Publishers Weekly

"Readers experience [Meg's] pain and Linus’ uncertainties as the story moves back and forth between their respective perspectives. . . . this is one of the rare LGBTQ books to feature both a gay boy and a lesbian who are friends." —Booklist

Praise for Meg and Linus, from the Swoon Reads community:
"I also love that friendship takes center stage in this story. . . . I didn't want the story to end! Such a beautiful story." —Rita, reader on SwoonReads.com

"I liked that both characters are queer, and while it is a part of the story, it's not the story itself. . . . It's delightfully refreshing." —Tammy Wanzer, reader on SwoonReads.com

"What made this unique was the strong friendship between the two narrators (who were not romantically interested in each other), and how that friendship influenced their romances with their partners. It was also refreshing to have LGBT representation that was beyond stereotypes." —Julia Durrant, reader on SwoonReads.com

"This book is a really lovely story about young love and being true to yourself despite the pressures to conform." —Jill Watkins, reader on SwoonReads.com

"Get ready to fall in love with two oddball nerdy best friends. . . . This adorable, warm hearted contemporary YA is tremendously funny, and full of some seriously swoony moments. . . . The world needs more diverse love stories, whether that be long time girlfriends working through some issues, first crushes or friendships." —Charlie, reader on SwoonReads.com

Hanna Nowinski is a language enthusiast and trained translator for German and English who lives in the middle of nowhere, Germany. She has wanted to be a writer since she learned that books were made by real people. As a kid, she made up her own bedtime stories, mostly sending her stuffed animals on adventures around the world. She loves books, music, coffee, and getting way too emotionally invested in TV shows. Meg & Linus is her debut novel.