Books by Tara Altebrando

THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Despite the evergreen theme, Julia's whining is more likely to turn readers off than help them relate to her. (Fiction. 9-11)"
As soon as new neighbor Alyssa shows up, Taylor is mesmerized, leaving best friend Julia feeling threatened. Read full book review >
ROOMIES by Sara Zarr
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"The novel's deeply embedded theme of transition will have tremendous appeal for any teenager coping with change. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two college roommates begin to influence each other's lives before they even meet in this co-authored contemporary drama. Read full book review >
THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE by Tara Altebrando
Released: July 5, 2012

"Funny and nostalgic, a highly contemporary riff on a timeless rite of passage. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's the week before high school graduation, time for the annual Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. Over a long day, Mary and the three other members of her team will bond one last time, settle old scores with rival teams, and pursue the elusive prize: a giant lawn-ornament Yeti. Read full book review >
DREAMLAND SOCIAL CLUB by Tara Altebrando
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 12, 2011

"The result is a memorable tale of personal growth and acceptance that will make teens eager to join a Dreamland Social Club of their own. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this evocative homage to Coney Island, the "Playground of the World," a 16-year-old girl searches for clues about the mother she barely remembers. Read full book review >