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Selene Castrovilla
Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children's author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. William Shakespeare is her God; William Faulkner and JD Salinger are her archangels. Look for Melt, a brutal love story featuring The Wizard of Oz... show more

Selene Castrovilla is an award-winning teen and children's author who believes that through all trends, humanity remains at the core of literature. William Shakespeare is her God; William Faulkner and JD Salinger are her archangels. Look for Melt, a brutal love story featuring The Wizard of Oz as a metaphorical backdrop, now available in hardcover, paperback and as an e-book. Selene is the author of Saved By the Music and The Girl Next Door, evocative teen novels. Her third children's book with Highlights Press, Revolutionary Friends, was a Booklist Top Ten Biography for Youth, 2013 (+starred review)in addition to other honors. Selene holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and a BA in English from New York University. She lives on Long Island with her two sons and too many cats, where she sits on her deck in the summer, fall and spring (and at her picture window in the winter) and writes. She loves the color purple and coffee. She plays well with others, but with words even better. She is so grateful to do what she loves.FORTHCOMINGRevolutionary Rogues: Benedict Arnold & John Andre. The companion book to the award-winning Revolutionary Friends! School and library visits available. I will Skype for FREE :)
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 7 years ago
This book rattled me, it shook something inside me and reflecting back, it was the whole book that moved me. It started off with the way the text was written with the alternating chapters. Joey’s version was written in a poetic style, his dark version of life spread across the pages in a dramatic to...
My Library in the Making
My Library in the Making rated it 8 years ago
(View this review on My Library in the Making.)I've always been a softie when it comes to terminal illnesses in books and movies, which is why I try to avoid those as much as possible. This is the reason why I haven't read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars yet, and until now, I'm still not sure wh...
Kitkats Can Read
Kitkats Can Read rated it 8 years ago
(Received from the author in exchange for an honest review)What a beautiful, amazing emotional story of dealing with cancer and loss.The characters were so amazing, and the bonds between Jesse and Sam were so strong, it felt real.You could see the love they have for each other.It was very gripping a...
The YA Book Blog!
The YA Book Blog! rated it 8 years ago
Full review originally posted on TotalTeenFiction as part of The Girl Next Door Blog Tour.Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from A Book and a Latte PR in exchange for an honest review as part of the blog tour.The Girl Next Door tells the story of Sam, whose best friend Jesse is dying o...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 8 years ago
Good information but lackluster illustrations.
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