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40 Things I Want To Tell You

A Novel

by (author) Alice Kuipers

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443405874
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $14.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781443405898
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443405881
    Publish Date
    Mar 2017
    List Price
    $9.99
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781543666717
    Publish Date
    Nov 2017
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12

Description

Amy (a.k.a. Bird) seems to have the perfect life: loving parents, a hot boyfriend, the best friend ever. She even writes an online advice column, full of Top Tips, to help other teens take control of their lives. But after a new guy shows up at school, Bird can’t seem to follow her own wisdom.

Pete is the consummate bad boy. He’s everything Bird is not: wild, unambitious and more than a little dangerous. Although she knows he’s trouble, Bird can’t stay away. And the more drawn she is to Pete, the more cracks are revealed in her relationship with Griffin, her doting boyfriend. Meanwhile, her parents’ marriage is also fracturing, possibly for good.

Bird is way out of her comfort zone. All it takes is one mistake, one momentary loss of control, for her entire future to be blown away . . .

About the author

ALICE KUIPERS is the award-winning author of three previous novels, Life On The Refrigerator Door, The Worst Thing She Ever Did and 40 Things I Want To Tell You, and the picture book The Best Ever Bookworm Book by Violet and Victor Small. Her work has been published to critical acclaim in twenty-nine countries. She lives in Saskatoon.

WEB: AliceKuipers.com

FACEBOOK: Alice Kuipers

TWITTER: @AliceKuipers

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Editorial Reviews

“This is a hard-hitting novel for older teens by the talented Saskatoon novelist…. Kuipers’ writing is crisp and effective.”

Winnipeg Free Press

“In her third YA novel, Alice Kuipers proves she owns the market on introspective, conflicted teen-girl protagonists…In a market where juicy melodrama is all too easy to find, Kuipers’ subtle, self-searching prose is unique and refreshing.”

Quill & Quire

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