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Jennifer Niven

Author of All the Bright Places

21+ Works 8,217 Members 344 Reviews 2 Favorited

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Jennifer Niven writes both fiction and nonfiction books. Her novels for adults include American Blonde, Becoming Clementine, Velva Jean Learns to Fly, and Velva Jean Learns to Drive. Her first book for young adult readers, All the Bright Places, was published in 2015. Holding Up the Universe is her show more second young adult book. Her nonfiction books include The Ice Master, Ada Blackjack, and The Aqua-Net Diaries. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Alycat and the Monday Blues (2017) — Foreword, some editions — 5 copies

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A hard to read YA book. Finch is a HS senior with undiagnosed mental illness. He holds everything together for a few months, helping a fellow senior turn her life around. But in the end, even her love isn't enough.
 
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nancynova | 195 other reviews | Apr 7, 2024 |
Gr 9 Up—After Claudia's parents announce their separation, she and her mother spend the summer after high
school on a remote island, where Claude meets Jeremiah and rediscovers herself and her feelings about love. The
discussions of sex are refreshingly frank and positive, and Niven expertly examines common YA themes—the desire
for independence, evolving friendship, new romance, family tensions—with standout authenticity and heart.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 3 other reviews | Apr 2, 2024 |
Gr 8 Up—Ezra wakes one morning to find that his sister, Bea, is gone. No longer able to handle the abuse of their
stepfather and the neglect of their mother, Bea leaves home to find their father. Meanwhile, Ezra remains in their abusive household and tries to survive with the support of his boyfriend and his sister's ex-boyfriend. Told through
emails between the two, this tale of siblings dealing with abuse and an unsure future will not disappoint fans of
realistic fiction.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 6 other reviews | Apr 1, 2024 |
Okay, so like, don’t get me wrong, this book wasn’t actually good.
I tried, but I just couldn’t make myself care about Violet and Finch was kind of problematic.
But I just didn’t hate it enough to rate it 2 stars and mean it.
This isn’t a good book, but it’s not a book I hated. It’s a book I would forget about.
 
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