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

    • Speak

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recommend with Slight Reservations

    • By FanB14 on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Chains

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Madison Leigh
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 713

    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

    • Fever 1793

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bailey Carr
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Jessie on 02-23-18

    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 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • Twisted

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    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
    • Great story

    • By Anonymous User on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Wintergirls

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jeannie Stith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    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 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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: $13.99

    • The Impossible Knife of Memory

    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Riveting

    • By The Reading Date on 02-25-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • End of the Race

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It all starts when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic, and Maggie and Dr. Mac learn that a neighbor is keeping sick racing dogs at her house. They come from a dog track in Connecticut....

    Regular price: $6.94

    • Manatee Blues

    • Vet Volunteers
    • By: Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated by: Karen Bjornsti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 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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