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Some nice humans have been saying nice things about my book The Second Life of Ava Rivers, coming out on Razorbill August 28th.
Booklist's starred review says: "Gardner’s gorgeous language and the atmospheric tone makes this a well-crafted, genre-defying story that deserves wide readership."
VOYA gives it a perfect ten! and says: "The Second Life of Ava Rivers is an enthralling tale of grief and trauma suitable or all teen (and adult) readers."
Kirkus says: "A deftly written examination of familial relationships, trauma, and post-adolescence."
And Publisher's Weekly says: "Gardner (Perdita) shows compassion as she delves into Vera’s emotions and Ava’s complicated sensibility while making potentially sensational subject matter seem plausible."
Appreciate you taking the time, fancy pants reviewers.
PS: The Goodreads giveaway for The Second Life of Ava Rivers ends June 30th so go get it!
I had quite the array of bizarro jobs before I was even old enough to drive, starting with educational video star and ending with church babysitter. But one of my favorites was the day I got to spend an afternoon at a word processing business sorting through fan mail for Christopher Pike.Read More