Books by Lauren Myracle

STICKS & STONES by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"Appealing, warmhearted, and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nory and her friends are misfits in an alternate universe (Upside-Down Magic, 2015) where everyone has a magical talent. Read full book review >
WISHING DAY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016

"One of Natasha's seventh-grade successes is finally finishing a story; usually they are as unfinished as this one, first in a planned trilogy. Readers like her sisters will be eager to see where her story goes. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In sleepy Willow Hill, a girl's many wishes come true. Read full book review >
UPSIDE-DOWN MAGIC by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will recognize much that is familiar and appealing in this alternate universe. (Fantasy. 8-12) "
In a society where everyone has a neatly defined magical talent, Nory is a misfit. Read full book review >
FRIENDS OF A FEATHER by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 14, 2015

"Humor and humility mark Ty's arc in his third outing. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Now that his best friend, Joseph, is out of the hospital and returning to school, second-grader Ty hopes things will be just as they used to be, but he finds that change is a normal part of life. Read full book review >
YOLO by Lauren Myracle
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Funny, deceptively smart and just in time for those going off to college. (Fiction. 14-20)"
Instant-messaging champs Maddie, Angela and Zoe return to hash out their first year away at respective colleges in this fourth installment of Myracle's popular series that began with ttyl (2004). Read full book review >
THE LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 3, 2014

"A so-so read for the second-grade set. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Ty is back, and he's a little nervous about his latest class project: to practice random acts of kindness and then recite them to the class at the end of the week. After all, how can you "do random acts of kindness on purpose?" Read full book review >
THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US by Lauren Myracle
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Summer love has never been so good. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A sweet and sizzling love story from Myracle. Read full book review >
LIFE OF TY by Lauren Myracle
Released: May 2, 2013

"Still, Ty might hit the spot for certain kids in that liminal stage. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spinoff from the popular The Winnie Years series will offer a new, younger generation of Myracle fans the chance to enjoy the ups and downs of the Perry family. Read full book review >
AWESOME BLOSSOM by Lauren Myracle
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A solid, if not outstanding, entry in the Flower Power series. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Secrets rock the flower friends in the fourth entry in Myracle's Flower Power series (Oopsy Daisy, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
OOPSY DAISY by Lauren Myracle
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Milla, Violet, Yaz and Katie-Rose continue to charm; here's hoping they have more hijinks in store. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The flower friends play matchmaker in Myracle's (Violet in Bloom, 2010, etc.) third volume in the Flower Power series. Read full book review >
TEN  by Lauren Myracle
Released: May 1, 2011

"A solid addition to a winning series, this provides the foundation for the characters and action in Eleven (2004). (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this prequel to The Winnie Years series, fans meet their heroine as she celebrates her 10th birthday, secure in her family's love and her identity. Read full book review >
SHINE by Lauren Myracle
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Raw, realistic and compelling. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When her gay best friend is brutally beaten in contemporary Black Creek, N.C., a withdrawn teen tracks his assailant. Read full book review >
VIOLET IN BLOOM by Lauren Myracle
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A triumph. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fifth grade BFFs Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Violet and Camilla ride again in this stride-hitting second entry in the Flower Power series (Luv Ya Bunches, 2009). Read full book review >
LUV YA BUNCHES by Lauren Myracle
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's no classic, but this series launch will be embraced, read and passed from friend to friend on middle-school playgrounds everywhere. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Violet and Milla each occupy a different point in the fifth-grade social pecking order: Bossy, movie-obsessed Katie-Rose is at the bottom with Yasaman, whose hijab-wearing quietude belies her sharp insight and impressive computer geekery. Read full book review >
PEACE, LOVE, & BABY DUCKS by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Myracle's spot-on portrayal of a teen stuck in the throes of defining herself based on what she is not rather than what she is allows plenty of room for Carly to muse, grow and change. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Predictable territory is made richer by a large cast of multidimensional characters in this work of contemporary realism set in an affluent Atlanta community. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008

"Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Three top authors of teen fiction join forces for a collection of linked novellas set in the same small town in North Carolina on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
BLISS by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Myracle effectively pairs these supernatural elements with the real-life horror of racial hatred within an insular community, and Bliss's gentle and witty narrative voice provides just the right balancing tone. (Horror. YA)"
Socio-historical details revitalize classic horror conventions in this suspenseful thriller. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"This book will be an easy sell due to the authors' combined popularity, but readers expecting a book on par with their previous works will be disappointed. (Fiction. YA)"
This tale of three small-town high-school seniors traveling through Florida gives new meaning to the saying, "You don't really know someone until you travel with them." Read full book review >
THIRTEEN by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fans will eagerly await the next wholesome installment. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Picking up the last quarter of seventh grade with her milestone birthday, Winnie Perry (Eleven, 2004; Twelve, 2007) enters the eighth grade saddled comfortably between her two BFFs Dinah and Cinnamon. Read full book review >
TWELVE by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Light, quick reading with an authentic perspective. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Another year, another set of 'tween concerns about friends and foes, anatomical changes, the opposite sex and mother/sister relationships all recounted by 12-year-old Winnie of the previous Eleven (2004). Read full book review >
TTFN by Lauren Myracle
Released: March 1, 2006

"A funny and moving take on friendship and adolescence. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Angela, Maddy and Zoe are totally BFF—best friends forever—and tell each other everything in their constant instant-message conversations. Read full book review >
THE FASHION DISASTER THAT CHANGED MY LIFE by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2005

"Good insights into the genuine unpleasantness of adolescence, but nothing new. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Myracle revisits the story she told in Rhymes with Witches (p. 292), albeit in a less dark, more humorous world. Read full book review >
RHYMES WITH WITCHES by Lauren Myracle
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Darkly comic, well realized and upsetting. (Fiction. YA)"
Where does high school popularity come from? Read full book review >
TTYL by Lauren Myracle
Released: April 1, 2004

"ROTFL. (Fiction. YA)"
Told entirely in instant messages, this modern epistolary tale prompts both tears and LOL (laughing out loud). Read full book review >
ELEVEN by Lauren Myracle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Girls will especially like this enjoyable novel that rings with preteen truth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Myracle displays a good ear for the words, emotions, and angst of a tween as she takes young heroine Winnie Perry from her 11th to 12th birthdays. Read full book review >