From a #1 New York Times-bestselling author and winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction (Leviathan) comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel about the parallels between a young writer and the heroine of her story.
Age Range: From 14 to 17
Format: Hardcover, 599 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse, September 2014
Product Dimensions: 9.55 L × 6.31 W × 1.68 H
Publisher Marketing: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld comes a smart, thought-provoking novel-within-a-novel that you won't be able to put down.
Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she's taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love.
Woven into Darcy's personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the Afterworld to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, and where many unsolved--and terrifying--stories need to be reconciled. Like Darcy, Lizzie too falls in love...until a new threat resurfaces, and her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most.
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