Laurie Halse Anderson - Author Picture

Laurie Halse Anderson - 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.

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Wintergirls
Laurie Halse Anderson
Shocking, mesmerising and utterly convincing, Lia tells the story of her disjointed life in the iron grip of an eating disorder. Already happily embracing the demons who drive her not to eat, Lia is now pursued also by the voice...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Wintergirls
Laurie Halse Anderson
Shocking, mesmerising and utterly convincing, Lia tells the story of her disjointed life in the iron grip of an eating disorder. Already happily embracing the demons who drive her not to eat, Lia is now pursued also by the voice...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2011
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Chains
Laurie Halse Anderson
Shortlisted for the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2010. 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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
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Chains
Laurie Halse Anderson
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...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 19/01/2009
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