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Kathryn Berla

Biography

Kathryn Berla

Kathryn Berla graduated from the University of California at Berkeley as an English major. She has lived in many different countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kathryn Berla

Books by Kathryn Berla

by Kathryn Berla - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Loss, Young Adult 13+

Everyone had high expectations for Hudson Wheeler. His 4th grade teacher even wrote to his parents that Hudson was "going places." But everything went downhill after his father died on the battlefield of Iraq one year later. Now facing his senior year of high school without his two best friends by his side and with his teacher's letter still haunting him, Hudson seizes homeschooling as an opportunity to retreat from the world. GOING PLACES is a peek into what male adolescence looks like today for those who don't follow traditional paths as they strive to find themselves.

by Kathryn Berla - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen year old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father's new girlfriend moves into their home. He's already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she's not ready to resume a normal life yet. Krista spends all of her time obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758. When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but when feelings of guilt consume her, everything falls apart.