New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle has a growing reputation for knowing exactly what teens want to read both from an entertainment and emotional perspective. Her work has been described by teens as "awesome", "the best ever" and "sooo funny."
Myracle's latest book for 'tweens and teens is Thirteen, the conclusion to her popular Winnie Perry trilogy. In Eleven, Myracle introduced her readers to Winnie, a funny, sensitive, daring and dramatic 11-year-old. The big and little moments of Winnie's year are captured with honesty and warmth, and her sharp observations and infectious enthusiasm made for hilarious storytelling. Twelve was whole new year of big changes and small moments for Winnie, who discovered that being one year older is funny and sometimes really awkward. Now in Thirteen, Winnie is a teenager--at last! It's a big deal but Winnie has to figure out how to balance a boyfriend, friends and family. It wouldn't be so bad except Winnie's bff #1 is growing up too slowly, while her bff #2 is growing up too fast, leaving Winnie stuck in the middle. Winnie's boyfriend, Lars, is fabulous--except when he's not. And as for Winnie's family, well, BIG changes are in the air.
Myracle concludes her enormously popular trilogy about a winning young heroine whose humor, daring, and compassion for others is infectious and unforgettable. As in life, the year closes with a new beginning.
Lauren Myracle is the author of many popular novels for middle-grade and young adult readers, including the infamous series, ttyl and ttfn, and the darkly comic novel Rhymes with Witches, which Booklist said will put "creep-meters into overload." She holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. Lauren lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. Visit her web site at www.laurenmyracle.com.