Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sarah Ockler

Today's posts are dedicated to Sarah Ockler and Becky from Becky's Barmy Book Blog was kind enough to out this post together for me.

Author's Profile:

“Sarah Ockler is the author of young adult novels FIXING DELILAH and the critically acclaimed TWENTY BOY SUMMER, a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominee, an IndieNext List pick, a Girls’ Life Top 100 Must Reads pick, and a New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Book Award nominee.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New York at Buffalo, but didn’t discover her voice for young adult literature until she moved to Colorado. Here, with guidance and inspiration from Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Sarah wrote her first novel. She now teaches young adult fiction writing at Lighthouse.
Sarah is a member of the 2009 Debutantes and The Contemps, a group of authors writing and celebrating contemporary, realistic fiction for teens. When she’s not writing or reading, Sarah enjoys photographing children and nature, hugging trees, and hiking up mountains with her husband, Alex. “


Title and Author: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
Paperback: 290
Genre: Young Adult

 “Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”
According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.
Twenty Boy Summer explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.

Title and Author: Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: December 1st, 2010
Paperback: 320
Genre: Young Adult

“We all long for what could have been.”
Things in Delilah Hannaford’s life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can’t seem to keep it together anymore. Her “boyfriend” isn’t much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.
Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family’s painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Fixing Delilah is a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.

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