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Garret Freymann-Weyr's Books

A new novel by the Printz Honor author Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a boy who discovers what happens when love fails us—or we fail love. Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She’s smart. She’s brave. She’s also a self-proclaimed train wreck.Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He’s also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.Their young love...
For 16-year-old Leila Abranel, the suicide of a much older half sister sparks a journey of discovery as she tries to figure out why. Her family is complicated-Rebecca and Clare, her father's daughters from his first marriage, are more than 20 years her senior. Leila was close to their mother, who has recently died. All three girls have struggled with dyslexia, and Leila is not sure...
In My Heartbeat, this year's Books for Youth Top of the List winner, Freymann-Weyr focused on the intensity of relationships. Intense emotions are at work here, too, but they are not directed at people. Phebe has devoted her life to ballet, and Nikolai to chess. They meet when Phebe, curious to see if she can let anything else into her life, goes to Geneva to spend the summer with...
Narrator Ellen learns about love, family and "society's unwritten rules" in this sophisticated but gentle novel set in Manhattan. Ellen adores her older brother, Link, and has had a crush on Link's best friend, James, since seventh grade. But at 14, when she starts high school, popular classmate Adena, who really likes Link, mentions to Ellen: "They're like a couple...
Sophie Merdinger, 15, is a swimmer and a dedicated student who, after three years, is still obsessed with her younger brother's death. Her mother is dating for the first time since her husband moved out during their son's illness. Sophie has a hard time forgiving her father and is resistant to growing up and leaving her brother behind. As a result, she refuses to have a boyfriend...
The story of how three too smart, too striking and too uncertain to be standard "pretty girls".  How they grow together and grow apart, fall in and out of love and try to figure out what it means today to be a woman.