Thursday, April 4, 2013

Summer Reading for Tweens and Teens, Got Gravity?

What summer reading list is complete 
without a road-trip novel? 
Especially one that extols the virtues of reading sad books and contains the sentence: 
‘Parents are such idiots.’ ” 

Summer is coming. 

Not that I'm wishing away spring.

omg, no. I love spring. Stay here forever, Mr. Spring!*

But, ready or not, soon summer will be here. I know many teachers, librarians and other reading clubs are already making up their summer reading lists, and I'm really, truly hoping, with the book now out a shiny new, paperback format, THE PULL OF GRAVITY will be on yours.   

The Pull of Gravity is a Bank Street Best Children's Book (ages 12-14) and
a National Battle of the Books selection (7th - 8th grade) for 2013-14.

If you are a local library or program, and you use the book in a group setting, I would be thrilled to pay an in-person visit. If you are not local, I'd be happy to Skype in and talk about reading and writing and do a Q&A.

You can reach me here on my blog, or email me at for more information.

If you'd like to watch the charming paperback trailer made by a fifteen-year old boy, you can HERE!

Happy reading!

- gae

*could be a Mrs. What do I know?


  1. Wishing higher and higher sales with THE PULL OF GRAVITY. Garnering attention as a new writer is like pushing a stalled car -- it is hard to get the thing moving, but once it does, it becomes easier. Hang in there! :-)

  2. Thank you, Roland. It sure is harder than we think. <3