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Amy Reed


Amy Reed

Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. Amy currently lives in Oakland with her husband and two cats, and has accepted that Northern California has replaced the Pacific Northwest as her home. She is no longer restless.

Amy Reed

Books by Amy Reed

written and edited by Amy Reed, and others - Anthology, Essays, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment and growing up female in America. This collection of 21 essays from major YA authors --- including award-winning and bestselling writers --- touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, this anthology belongs on every young woman’s shelf.

by Amy Reed - Drama, Fiction, Romance

Marcus knows pain. The kind that swallows you like a black hole. His brother committed suicide, his mother left him and his dad ignores him inside their cavernous house. Relief seems to come only from drugs, alcohol and secret acts of self-destruction. When he meets Eive, they fall in love --- hard --- creating their own beautiful world. But when Evie almost drowns in San Francisco Bay, Marcus is forbidden from seeing Evie by her parents. Unable to reach her, Marcus learns of a pain that might break him completely.

by Amy Reed - Fiction, Medicine, Romance, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Evie was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she'd be dead. She is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live. All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there's no place for her in it --- at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend's constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating. Until she meets Marcus.

by Amy Reed - Youth Fiction

Max would follow Sadie anywhere, so when Sadie decides to escape to Nebraska for the summer, it’s only natural for Max to go along. Max is Sadie’s confidante, her protector, and her best friend. This summer will be all about them. And then they meet Dylan. Dylan is dark, dangerous, and intoxicating, and he awakens something in Max that she never knew existed. No matter how much she wants to, she can’t back away from him.

by Amy Reed - Juvenile Fiction

Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. Somehow, though, he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place.