aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Happy birthday, Girl Stolen

It's been a year since Girl, Stolen came out.

Right now, even before it's out in paperback, it's up for state awards in Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and MIssouri. It's on the YALSA lists for Quick Picks and Best Fiction for Young Adults. It's in Scholastic Book Clubs. And it gotten the best reviews of the 11 books I've had published to date:

“Girl, Stolen grabs your attention with the first page you read. . . . Each page holds new questions that are answered in the most unexpected ways.” —VOYA, starred review

“Constantly interesting and suspenseful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A captivating tale . . . Well-built, complex characters, trapped in their own ways by life’s circumstances, which—paired with a relentlessly fast pace—ensures a tense read.” —Publishers Weekly

Look for a shiny new cover next March when the paperback comes out.

This book almost didn't see the light of day. My old editor didn't like it and said he might buy it if it were completely rewritten from Griffin's point-of-view. So don't let one rejection (even if it's from someone important) make you decide your book isn't any good.

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