Laurie Halse Anderson
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Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal Shortlist in the United Kingdom.

Laurie was the proud recipient of the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her "significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature...". She was also honored with the ALAN Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the St. Katharine Drexel Award from the Catholic Librarian Association.

Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus dogs Kezzie and Thor, and assorted chickens and other critters enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find Laurie training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, http://twitter.com/halseanderson, and on her blog, http://madwomanintheforest.com/blog/.

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Best Sellers

    • Chains

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 960
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838

    Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel, the word holds a different meaning, especially after she is sold to a wealthy New York family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction for All Ages

    • By EmilyA on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Speak

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020

    From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Fever 1793

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, unbearable narration

    • By Maura on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Forge

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tim Cain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great😝

    • By Michelle on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Wintergirls

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jeannie Stith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Best-selling author Laurie Halse Anderson explores one girl's chilling descent into the all-consuming vortex of anorexia in an emotionally wrenching, lyrical audiobook....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting

    • By AudiobookWorm on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ashes

    • Seeds of America, Book 3
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge - but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent conclusion to the series!

    • By Marethyu on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Twisted

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background: average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best book ever

    • By t. hutchinson on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Shout

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A searing, poetic memoir and call to action from the best-selling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson....

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Homeless

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Cats love Sunita Patel, and she loves them back. Since her mother won't let her have a kitty of her own, finding a feral cat colony is a dream come true....

    Regular price: $6.26

    • Manatee Blues

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Dr. Mac has brought Brenna, Maggie, and Zoe to Florida to visit her friend Gretchen, a marine biologist who runs a manatee rescue center that's in desperate need of money....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and reading style

    • By Net Shopper on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $6.26

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