Books by Emily Franklin

EMILY FRANKLIN is the author of Liner Notes (Simon Schuster/Downtown Press, 2003-hailed by Tom Perrotta as a "charming debut [and] a grab-bag of delights"). Forthcoming from Penguin is a new teen fiction series; The Principles of Love. Having spent her fo


Released: March 27, 2012

"An accessible, if not original, take on coming out and overcoming adversity. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In a story unapologetically ripped from the headlines, a small-town high-school student starts a furor by announcing her intention to wear a tuxedo to prom and bring a same-sex date. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

After a successful first season of Jenna & Jonah's How to Be a Rock Star, teen idols Charlie and Aaron (aka Fielding Withers to his fans) are given an ultimatum: "fall in love or fall apart." Read full book review >
THE HALF-LIFE OF PLANETS by Emily Franklin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 15, 2010

"I am not a slut," says Liana Planet (pronounce pluh-net) in the attention-grabbing first line of this fine romantic comedy. Read full book review >

AT FACE VALUE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

This enjoyable, if lightweight, adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac switches its genders and turns tragedy into comedy. Read full book review >

THE OTHER HALF OF ME by Emily Franklin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

While Jenny Fitzgerald contemplates what painting to create for the Downtown Studios art show, her ultra-competitive, sports-obsessed family is busy picking teams for backyard matches. Read full book review >

THE GIRLS’ ALMANAC by Emily Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fits neatly into, but never transcends, the subset of popular fiction consumed by women who love to read about, above all, themselves."
Debut collection follows from girlhood to adulthood the interconnected lives of a group of women. Read full book review >
THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

The traditional saga of high-school girl meets two boys, done up with a literary and mature style. Read full book review >

LINER NOTES by Emily Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Skippable."
Road trip set to music only the author can hear. Read full book review >