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Gae Polisner


Gae Polisner

Gae Polisner is the award-winning author of THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO (Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2014, Teen Ink Editor’s Choice Badge of Approval) and THE PULL OF GRAVITY (2012 Bank Street Best, 2012 PSLA Top Forty, Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2011). She also co-hosts Teachers Write!, a virtual writers camp for teachers and educators. She lives in Long Island, New York with her family.

Gae Polisner

Books by Gae Polisner

by Gae Polisner - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Klee’s father was the center of his life. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his mom, Klee can’t help but feel he’s lost all the identifying parts of himself --- his beloved father, weekly trips to the MoMA and the energy of New York City. That is until he meets Sarah in art class. Suddenly it seems as if she’s the only thing that makes him happy. But when an act of betrayal sends him reeling, Klee lands in a psychiatric hospital for teens in Northhollow. While there, he undergoes intensive therapy and goes back over the pieces of his life to find out what was real, what wasn’t and whether he can stand on his own feet again.

by Gae Polisner - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

On the morning of September 11, 2001, 16-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window of Stuyvesant High School. Moments later, terrified and fleeing home to safety across the Brooklyn Bridge, he stumbles across a girl perched in the shadows, covered in ash, and wearing a pair of costume wings. With his mother and sister in California and unable to reach his father, Kyle makes the split-second decision to bring the girl home. But what if the girl has forgotten everything, even her own name?

by Gae Polisner - Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca’s the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn 16, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Then at the local country club, she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon, and Francesca begins to wonder if it’s possible Frankie could be his reincarnation. Knowing Frankie leads Francesca to places she thought she’d never dare to go --- and it begins to seem possible to forgive herself, grow up, and even fall in love, whether or not she solves the riddle of Frankie Sky.