Books by Stephanie Hemphill

HIDEOUS LOVE by Stephanie Hemphill
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A bleak but riveting portrait of the artist as a young woman. (author's note, biographical notes, Shelley bibliography, suggested reading) (Poetry. 13 & up.)"
A fictionalized verse biography of the tortured genius behind Frankenstein. Read full book review >
SISTERS OF GLASS by Stephanie Hemphill
Released: March 27, 2012

"A fiery, feminist love story young teens, particularly girls, should just devour. (Verse novel. 11 & up)"
Love and conventional roles for women collide in this page-ripping tale from 15th-century Venice. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2010

"Haunting and still frighteningly relevant. (thumbnail bios, author's note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this superbly wrought fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials, Printz Honor winner Hemphill offers a fresh perspective on an oft-told tale by providing lesser-known Salem accusers with a variety of compelling motivations that will resonate deeply with contemporary teens. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2007

"A must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath. (Fiction/poetry. 12+)"
Perhaps at this literary juncture, where novelists supply bibliographies for their fiction and memoirists fictionalize to liberate certain "truths" and dramatize their memories, a "verse portrait" seems entirely in order. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2005

"Graceful. (Fiction. YA)"
Hemphill's debut offers beautiful poems that speak both directly and between the lines, as Sarah goes from amorphous unhappiness to silence to depression to hope. Read full book review >