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Nancy Werlin

USA flag (b.1961)

Nancy Werlin was raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA and now lives near Boston. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Yale. Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies, while also writing fiction. Her young adult fiction varies from realistic fiction to mysteries to fantasy, and includes Are You Alone on Purpose, The Killer's Cousin (Edgar award winner), Locked Inside (Edgar award finalist), Black Mirror, Double Helix, The Rules of Survival (a National Book Award finalist), Impossible (a New York Times bestseller), and Extraordinary (Sept. 2010).

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
Nancy Werlin recommends
The Freedom Maze (2001)
Delia Sherman
"A riveting, fearless, and masterful novel. I loved Sophie completely."
All Unquiet Things (2009)
Anna Jarzab
"An intriguing puzzle from a welcome new voice in psychological suspense."
Forgiven (2011)
(Faithful, book 2)
Janet Fox
"Absorbing, exciting, and romantic."
I Am Still Alive (2018)
Kate Alice Marshall
"An expertly conceived plot plus a true heroine (and her dog) make for an original, engrossing, and twisty survival story that I tore through compulsively. You won't regret the hours that disappear when you read this one."
Lovely War (2019)
Julie Berry
"This fascinating, gorgeously written novel of World War I will grip you and remind you that the greatest danger is closing our hearts to love."
The Assignment (2020)
Liza Wiemer
"Readers won’t be able to resist putting themselves in the students’ shoes and thinking about when and where they themselves would draw the line, or if they would dare confront power at all."

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