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Andrew Smith

Biography

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the award-winning author of several Young Adult novels, including the critically acclaimed GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE (2015 Michael L. Printz Honor, 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Carnegie Medal Longlist) and WINGER. He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles. THE ALEX CROW, a starred novel by KirkusPublishers Weekly and Booklist, is his ninth novel. He lives in Southern California.

Andrew Smith

Books by Andrew Smith

by Andrew Smith - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Cager has been transported to the Tennessee, a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns, by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.

by Andrew Smith - Youth Fiction

It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. STAND-OFF is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in WINGER.

by Andrew Smith - Science, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Ariel, the sole survivor of an attack on his village in the Middle East is 'rescued' from the horrific madness of war in his homeland by an American soldier and sent to live with a family in suburban Virginia. And yet, to Ariel, this new life with a genetic scientist father and resentful brother, Max, is as confusing and bizarre as the life he just left. Things get even weirder when Ariel and Max are sent to an all-boys summer camp in the forest for tech detox. Intense, funny and fierce friendships are formed. And all the time the scientific tinkerings of the boys' father into genetics and our very existence are creeping up on them in their wooden cabin, second by painful second...
by Andrew Smith

Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. Finn has two things going for him: his best friend, the possibly-insane-but-definitely-excellent Cade Hernandez, and Julia Bishop, the first girl he’s ever loved. Then Julia moves away, and Finn is heartbroken. Feeling restless, Finn embarks on a road trip with Cade to visit their college of choice in Oklahoma. When an unexpected accident happens and the boys become unlikely heroes, they take an eye-opening detour away from everything they thought they had planned --- and learn how to write their own destiny.

by Andrew Smith - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.

It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.

by Andrew Smith - Young Adult 12+

With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean West, a 14-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids, manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.

by Andrew Smith - Fiction

 

14-year-old Stick is bullied for being “deformed” --- he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can’t defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again.