A former children's librarian and newspaper editor, Alissa Grosso is the author of the young adult novels Popular and Ferocity Summer. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and currently works as a sales consultant for a book distributor. Grosso grew up in New Jersey, where she graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Rutgers University. She now lives in the Philadelphia area.
When Petra Armstrong discovers a glaring error on her birth certificate, she decides it's time to go to Omaha, Nebraska to locate the mother she's never met, but Petra and her grandmother lack cars and the licenses needed to drive them. Enter Neil Finch, the cool guy from Petra's class who responds to her job request. This unlikely trio sets off on a whirlwind road trip adventure.
But learning the truth about her mother and her own origins, is only the beginning of Petra's problems. She's made a grand-prize-jackpot-sized mistake. Will she be able to fix things and get home in time, before history repeats itself?
Quirky characters and a heartwarming story make this contemporary YA novel from Alissa Grosso a treat to read. Travel across the country with Petra, Neil and Grandma Honey today in Unnamed Roads.
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels • TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time • A PBS Great American Read Selection • Millions of copies sold!
First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.
Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.
Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green
In Popular, you'll meet a a high school clique that's on the brink of imploding and the one boy who knows their secret. Ending with a shocking twist, this is not your typical tale of high school popularity.
In Ferocity Summer, Scilla Davis grapples with the bad choices she has made, her best friend's drug addiction, and the attention she's receiving from a creepy FBI agent--all while a frightening drug epidemic sweeps across the country. This dark and gritty novel serves up a slice of edgy realism.
In Shallow Pond, Barbara has always taken it for granted that she's the youngest of the three orphaned Bunting sisters, but the arrival of two new guys in her small town sends her on a voyage of self discovery that brings her face to face with the surprising truth about her family's past.
With their teen angst, social issues, and unexpected plot twists these three books are a perfect fit for older teen readers looking for a story they can sink their teeth into. Discover the YA novels of Alissa Grosso with this ebook collection.