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Melissa Kantor

Biography

Melissa Kantor

Melissa Kantor is the author of CONFESSIONS OF A NOT IT GIRL, an ALA Booklist Best Romance Novel for Youth; IF I HAVE A WICKED STEPMOTHER, WHERE’S MY PRINCE?, a YALSA Teens Top Ten Pick; THE BREAKUP BIBLE, an ALA Best Books for Young Adults nominee; GIRLFRIEND MATERIAL, a Junior Library Guild selection; and THE DARLINGS ARE FOREVER and THE DARLINGS IN LOVE, a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Melissa Kantor

Books by Melissa Kantor

by Melissa Kantor - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Juliet Newman has it all. A perfect family; a loving boyfriend; and a foolproof life plan: ace her SATs, get accepted into Harvard, and live happily ever after. But when her dad moves out and her mom loses it, Juliet begins questioning everything. And to make matters even more complicated there's Declan, the boy who makes her feel alive --- and who's totally off-limits. Torn between the life she always thought she wanted and one she never knew was possible, Juliet begins to wonder: What if perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be?

by Melissa Kantor

Zoe and her best friend, Olivia, have always had Big Plans: They'll tour the world as prima ballerinas and live in a swanky Manhattan apartment (where they'll hang out with their fabulous boyfriends, of course). But when they're cut from the ballet company, their plans for the future evaporate. Zoe can't imagine anything worse happening…until Olivia gets sick. Really sick. Suddenly, not being able to dance is the least of their problems.

by Melissa Kantor - Young Adult 11+

The Darlings have just begun their second semester of ninth grade, and love is in the air. In the face of both joy and heartbreak, they know that they'll always have each other. Boys come and go, but the Darlings are still forever.

by Melissa Kantor - Fiction, Young Adult 11+

When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools, they promise to stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have each other. But now, everything they took for granted about their friendship is starting to feel less certain.