Mandy Hubbard as Amanda Grace


One of my auto-read authors, Mandy Hubbard, has a new book out. (If you haven’t read her charming and funny YA novel You Wish, go out and get it right now. I actually laughed out loud. And my eight-year-old neighbor loved it, too.)

Mandy’s new book is not light-hearted, as her other books have been. It is dark, complicated and thought-provoking. It’s one of those juicy books I craved as a teenager. Haunting and realistic. I read it as a submission, but, unfortunately, didn’t get to buy it.

Now, the book is out, from Flux, with the perfect cover. (You’ll see why, if you read it.) And a new author name, Amanda Grace. The book video is below.


2 Responses to “Mandy Hubbard as Amanda Grace”

  1. 1 Johnny Ray March 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I always wondered how much editors followed up on books they liked but didn’t buy.

    It would also be interesting to know how much the book changed from the time you saw it until it came out.

    I don’t generally read YA books, but know others that do. I’ll pass this on to them.

    Johnny (Sir John) Ray

    • 2 Stacy Boyd March 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      I love Mandy’s books, and also subscribe to the Flux blog, so I kind of followed up on this one by accident. There are still a few books that I remember fondly, but didn’t get to buy. And I have asked about them, years later.

      I’m interested, too, in knowing how much has changed about this book. I haven’t read the published version yet.

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