Books by Jessica Verdi

AND SHE WAS by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 27, 2018

"Verdi's book is a triumph—an exquisite mirror in which trans parents and their children will see themselves. And for once, the reflection won't break their hearts. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Eighteen-year-old white tennis phenom Dara is so good that her coach wants her to start competing in tournaments, and she'll need a passport—but her single mother, Mellie, is short on cash and has no interest in supporting Dara's tennis career. Read full book review >
WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Verdi balances her plot elements deftly in a read that could have gone terribly wrong in less sure hands. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teenage father struggles to cope with grief, guilt, and his daughter. Read full book review >
MY LIFE AFTER NOW by Jessica Verdi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, given the strength of Lucy's development and the paucity of novels currently written about suburban teens with HIV, the flaws can be overlooked by readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A now-rarely-discussed topic—a teenager with HIV—receives sensitive but flawed treatment in this debut novel. Read full book review >