8 Things About Me and 8 New Books To Read

  1. I’m 13. Two of my favorite teen authors are Maya VanWagenen and Amy Zhang.
  2. I was in Monroeville, AL the date of Harper Lee’s new novel, Go Set a Watchman.
  3. I love politics! A fun summer read about a senator’s daughter is The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
  4. I dance ballet and pointe. It’s something I’ve been doing since I could walk. I love Tiny Pretty Things, a book about dancers in New York City.
  5. ¡Hablo español! Soy de San Diego, CA, dondé crecí hablando español con mis amigos. Mi novella favorita establacer en Costa Rica es A Sweet and Subtle Poison por Samantha Mabry.
  6. My mom died two years ago. Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun is a breathtaking novel about love before and after the death of a mother.
  7. I play cello. Dmitri Shostakovich is a distinguised Russian composer with a great YA biography, Symphony For the City of the Dead.
  8. I roadtripped across the country just like in Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour. (more about my roadtrip)

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