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Laurie Halse Anderson - Author

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson has been published to huge critical acclaim in the United States. Known for tackling tough subjects with humour and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains was also shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK. In 2009 Laurie was honoured with the Margaret A. Edwards Awards, given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York where she likes to watch snow fall as she writes.

Featured books by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Hayley is struggling - struggling to make sure her ex-army dad shows up to work, struggling to avoid her stepmother, struggling not to fall in love with Finn, who really seems to get her. Struggling to forget the past. But some memories run too deep, and soon the cracks start to show.

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Other books by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak The Graphic Novel

Speak The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic is now a powerful graphic novel. 'I said no.' Melinda is an outcast at Merryweather High. Something happened over the summer - something bad - and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen. So what's the point in speaking at all? Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened that night. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of the past, she has to confront the reality of the present - and stop someone who still wishes to do her harm. Only words can save her. She can't stay silent. Not any more. 'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' Kirkus

Shout The True Story of a Survivor Who Refused to be Silenced

Shout The True Story of a Survivor Who Refused to be Silenced

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Ashes

Ashes

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called the best book you'll ever read. As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge-but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state-where bounty hunters are thick as flies. Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won't stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Ashes

Ashes

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called a return not only to the colonial era but to historical accuracy.As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forgebut their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabels little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern statewhere bounty hunters are thick as flies.Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon wont stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed Seeds of America trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Hayley is struggling - struggling to make sure her ex-army dad shows up to work, struggling to avoid her stepmother, struggling not to fall in love with Finn, who really seems to get her. Struggling to forget the past. But some memories run too deep, and soon the cracks start to show.

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Impossible Knife of Memory

Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andys PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.

Forge

Forge

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2011

Isabel and Curzon have escaped New York and are facing a life on the run. Isabel wants to find her sister, and Curzon can't see how to help her. When they find themselves separated, their journeys become harder and Curzon joins the American army, fighting for independence against the British. Neither has the success they wanted and soon they are reunited in terrible circumstances, enslaved once more. As the army prepares for its biggest battle yet, Curzon too prepares for the hardest challenge he has ever faced - getting both himself and Isabel out of Valley Forge and freeing them. For good. A brilliant and gripping story in which two wonderful characters fill the reader's mind and heart with epic adventures and extraordinary courage. This historical novel not only brings to life a crucial period in American history but also establishes two of literature's most appealing young lovers.

Forge

Forge

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2010

The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzons past threaten to shackle him again. Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon cant risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American? Is he strong enough to find the answer to the hardest question of all: Is Isabel still alive?Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson continues the thrilling adventure started in her bestselling, award-winning novel Chains. Ride along on a gallop that will take you from battling the British at Saratoga to fighting the elements at Valley Forge to rebelling against merciless tyranny. Discover what the fight for freedom was really all about.

Chains

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2010

Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel is struggling too. Struggling to keep herself and her sister safe in a world in which they have no control. With a rare and compelling voice, this haunting novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength, but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day and lives were valued like weights of meat or bundles of vegetables.

Wintergirls

Wintergirls

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2009

Dead girl walking, the boys say in the halls. Tell us your secret, the girls whisper, one toilet to another. I am that girl. I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through. I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame. Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. Lias mother is busy saving other peoples lives. Her father is away on business. Her stepmother is clueless. And the voice inside Lias head keeps telling her to remain in control, stay strong, lose more, weigh less. If she keeps on going this way thin, thinner, thinnest maybe shell disappear altogether. In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the National Book Award finalist Speak, best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girls chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia. Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009

Chains

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2009

Isabel and her sister, Ruth, are slaves. Sold from one owner to the next, they arrive in New York as the Americans are fighting for their independence, and the English are struggling to maintain control. Soon Isabel is struggling too. Struggling to keep herself and her sister safe in a world in which they have no control. With a rare and compelling voice, this haunting novel tells not only the story of a remarkable girl and her incredible strength, but also of a time and place in which slavery was the order of the day and lives were valued like weights of meat or bundles of vegetables.

Chains

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2008

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual.Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009

Speak

Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2008

A fiercely authentic, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic. 'Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say.' From my first day at Merryweather High, I know this is a lie. Nobody will even talk to me, let alone listen - all because I called the cops on an end-of-summer party. But if I could only tell everyone why I called the police that night... If I could explain what happened to me... If I could speak... Then everything might change. 'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' - Kirkus

Twisted

Twisted

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2008

17 year old Tyler is totally enjoying his position as high school Alpha male, after years of being 'the geek'. But then Bethany Milbury - rich, blonde, beautiful and the girl Tyler wants - is the victim in a teenage sex scandal, and somehow Tyler is nailed as the prime suspect. Tyler knows he had nothing to do with it, but when everyone - including his hard-nosed father - believes he did, Tyler starts to spiral into a nightmarish, paranoid state of mind. He is desperate to find a way out of the mess he's in...Will he have the courage not to take the easy option?

Catalyst

Catalyst

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2007

Meet Kate Malonestraight-A science and math geek, ministers daughter, ace long-distance runner, new girlfriend (to Mitchell Early Decision Harvard Pangborn III), unwilling family caretaker, and emotional avoidance champion. Kate manages her life by organizing it, as logically as the periodic table. She can handle it allor so she thinks. Then, things happen like a string of chemical reactions: first, the Malones neighbors get burned out of their own home and move in. Kate has to share her room with her nemesis, Teri Litch, and Teris little brother. The days are ticking by and shes still waiting to hear from the only college where shes applied: MIT. Kate feels that her life is spinning out of controland then, something occurs that truly blows it all apart. Set in the same community as the remarkable Speak, Catalyst is a novel that will change the way you look at the world.

Twisted

Twisted

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2007

High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But since he got busted for writing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy and Tyler's secret crush. That sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the worldFrom the Compact Disc edition.

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