YA Books – Because It Is My Blood (Birthright) | Young Adult Mag



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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN 0374380740 (ISBN13: 9780374380748)

SYNOPSIS:
“Since her release from Liberty Children’s Facility, Anya Balanchine is determined to follow the straight and narrow. Unfortunately, her criminal record is making it hard for her to do that. No high school wants her with a gun possession charge on her rap sheet. Plus, all the people in her life have moved on: Natty has skipped two grades at Holy Trinity, Scarlet and Gable seem closer than ever, and even Win is in a new relationship.But when old friends return demanding that certain debts be paid, Anya is thrown right back into the criminal world that she had been determined to escape. It’s a journey that will take her across the ocean and straight into the heart of the birthplace of chocolate where her resolve–and her heart–will be tested as never before.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gabrielle Zevin is an American author and screenwriter. She is a Harvard graduate and currently resides in New York City.
Her first novel Elsewhere was nominated for a 2006 Quill Award, won the Borders Original Voices Award, and was a selection of the Barnes and Noble Book Club. The book has been translated into sixteen languages.
She was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Conversations with Other Women starring Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart and directed by Hans Canosa.


 

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