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Jenny Torres Sanchez


Jenny Torres Sanchez

Jenny Torres Sanchez is a full-time writer and former English teacher. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, but has lived on the border of two worlds her whole life. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and children. BECAUSE OF THE SUN is her third novel. Visit her online at and on Facebook and follow her on twitter at @jetchez.

Jenny Torres Sanchez

Books by Jenny Torres Sanchez

by Jenny Torres Sanchez - Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

For the past eight years, 16-year-old Emilia DeJesus has done her best to move on from the traumatic attack she suffered in the woods behind her elementary school. She's forced down the memories and tried to forget about Jeremy Lance, the boy responsible for her pain. With the love and support of her mother, brother and boyfriend, Emilia is able to live fully. But when a startling discovery about her attacker comes to light, and the memories of that day break through the mental box she'd shut them in, Emilia is forced to confront her reality and make sense of shifting truths about her past, her family and herself.

by Jenny Torres Sanchez - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Dani learned to tolerate her existence in suburban Florida with her brash and seemingly unloving mother by embracing the philosophy Why care? It will only hurt. So when her mother is killed in a sudden and violent manner, Dani goes into an even deeper protection mode, total numbness. It’s the only way she can go on.