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Alyssa B. Sheinmel


Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Alyssa B. Sheinmel was born in Stanford, California. She is a graduate of New York City's Spence School and Barnard College.

Alyssa lives in New York City and works in children's book publishing. THE BEAUTIFUL BETWEEN is her first novel.

Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Books by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there's been a mistake. She doesn't need to be institutionalized. What happened to her roommate at that summer program was an accident. As soon as the doctor and judge figure out that she isn't a danger to herself or others, she can go home to start her senior year. Then Lucy arrives. Lucy has her own baggage, and she's the perfect project to keep Hannah's focus off all she is missing at home. But Lucy may be the one person who can get Hannah to confront the secrets she's avoiding --- and the dangerous games that landed her in confinement in the first place.

by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+

When Eliza Hart, the most popular girl at Ventana Ranch boarding school, is found dead, Ellie Sokoloff is determined to figure out what happened to her. After all, Eliza was Ellie's childhood best friend. Never mind that ever since Ellie arrived at school Eliza has spread terrible rumors about her, calling her a liar and a stalker, when all Ellie wanted to do was rekindle their old friendship. Or that Ellie's claustrophobia limits where she can go and what she can do. Or that Ellie's suitemate, Sam, is the only one who will help her...because to everyone else, Ellie looks like the top suspect.

by Paige McKenzie and Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Horror, Humor, Paranormal, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just...creepy.
In the days that follow, things only get stranger. Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening --- and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger --- Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.
by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Family, Youth Fiction
While on a run one day, Maise gets into a terrible accident. A hot-burning electrical fire consumes her, destroying her face. Where her nose, cheeks, and chin used to be, now there is...nothing. She is lucky enough to qualify for a face transplant. But with someone else's features staring back at her in the mirror, Maise looks --- and feels --- like a stranger. The doctors promised that the transplant was her chance to live a normal life again, but nothing feels normal anymore. Before, she knew who she was --- a regular girl who ran track and got good grades, who loved her boyfriend and her best friend. Now, she can't even recognize herself.
by Alyssa B. Sheinmel - Fiction, Health/Fitness, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 12+

Sethie Weiss has managed to get down to 111 pounds and knows that with a little more hard work --- a few more meals skipped, a few more snacks vomited away --- she can force the number on the scale even lower. This is the portrayal of one girl's withdrawal, until she is sinking like a stone into her own illness.