Ally Condie - Author

About the Author

Ally Condie is the author of the international bestseller MATCHED, and its sequel, CROSSED.

MATCHED was chosen as one of YALSA’s 2011 Teens’ Top Ten, named as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2010, selected as the #1 Pick on the Winter Kid’s Indie Next List, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. In a starred review for the sequel, CROSSED, Kirkus called the Matched series an “addictive, layered dystopic trilogy.”

A former English teacher (who still keeps her license current, just in case!), she lives with her husband and four children outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, writing, running, and listening to her husband play guitar.

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Summerlost

Summerlost

Author: Ally Condie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2017

Summer will never be the same again for Cedar. Desperate to outrun their grief, her family move to their mother's hometown for the long holiday. Despite the change of scene, Cedar can't escape her memories, and then strange gifts start to appear in the night as if by magic. When Leo appears, everything changes. Together, Cedar and Leo explore the town of Iron Creek and find a twenty-year-old mystery they might have the key to solving. Along the way, they discover the power of friendship to mend a broken heart. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.

Summerlost

Summerlost

Author: Ally Condie Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series. Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award ';Kids are awesome. And they are diverse. There are children with different abilities and backgrounds and experiences, and every one of them deserves to find themselves in children's literature and to know that they matter.' Ally Condie, on Summerlost Sometimes it takes a new friend to bring you home. It's the first real summer since the accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. Cedar and what's left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They're just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. Infused with emotion and rich with understanding,Summerlostis the touching new novel from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy."e;Generous and bittersweet, Summerlost has the emotional acuity of Ms. Condie's writing for older teenagers, but it's pitched just right for readers ages 10-14."e; Wall Street Journal "e;Funny, sad, sweet, and heartwarming."e; Parents.com, Special Needs Now blog "e;Condie is at her best. . . grabbing readers' interest from the first page."e; Publishers Weekly,starred review "e;Thoughtful, poetic chapter endings guide readers newto psychological depth toward meaningful connections between plot events andthematic reflections."e;BCCB,starred review"e;A nuanced portrait of grief deeply grounded in the middle-school mind-set."e;Booklist "e;Honest, lovely, and sad."e;Kirkus Reviews

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