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Lara M. Zeises's Books


9780385731454 Anyone But You, hardcover trade, Random House (young adult)

9780385901772 Anyone But You, hardcover library, Random House (young adult)

9780440238584 Anyone But You, paperback, Random House (young adult)

A Teen People Top 10 Pick

*Pitch-perfect narration.* Kirkus Reviews

*Zeises examines the volatile nature of relationships within the family, providing a fresh perspective in part because of the unconventional nature of this family's structure. Allowing Critter and Seattle each to serve as narrators also adds complexity to the story and to its telling. The main characters are fully fleshed and exhibit many of the ambivalent emotions typical of adolescents struggling with school and love and class and family... Mature readers ... will come away with the understanding that there is, indeed, hope as they continue to struggle to make their family ties strong.* VOYA

(May be difficult to obtain, although paperback editions may be available from the author.)


9780385730013 Bringing Up the Bones, hardcover trade, Random House (YA)

9780440229742 Bringing Up the Bones, paperback, Random House (young adult)

2001 Delacorte Press Prize Competition for a First Young Adult Novel, Honor Book

One of the New York Public Library's 2003 Books for the Teen Age

*Broodingly honest.* Kirkus Reviews

*In this self-reflective first novel, the characters and conversations are believable, and the emotions of older teens are portrayed with honesty.* School Library Journal


9780385730471 Contents Under Pressure, hardcover trade, Random House (gr. 9 up)

9780385901628 Contents Under Pressure, hardcover library, Random House (gr. 9 up)

9780440237877 Contents Under Pressure, paperback, Random House (gr. 9 up)

A 2006 International Reading Association (IRA) Young Adult Choice

A 2006 Delaware Blue Hen Teen Book Award Winner

A New York Public Library's 2005 Book for the Teen Age

A 2005-2006 Tayshas Reading List Selection

*Judy Blume-style made modern.* Kirkus Reviews

*Middle school readers will plunge right in.*Horn Book

9780385731461 The Sweet Life of Stella Madison, hardcover, Random House (YA)

9780385901789 The Sweet Life of Stella Madison, hardcover, Random House (YA)

*Sweet Life is brimming with teen appeal. Zeises has created a refreshing protagonist sure to captivate readers, who will enjoy following along as she learns about romance through food, and vice versa.* School Library Journal


Updated 07/19/09