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What’s Become of Her: Reviews

★ “National Book Award finalist Caletti (He’s Gone) elevates reader discomfort to the maximum in this nuanced suspense novel. Compassionate, kindhearted Isabelle Austen is still processing several significant life changes—the death of her difficult mother; leaving her editorial job at a small press to assume ownership of her mother’s charter airline business on Parrish Island, […]

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Essential Maps for the Lost: Reviews

★ “Caletti (The Last Forever) returns with a lovely testament to human resiliency and true love. Mads Murray is staying with her aunt and uncle in Seattle while she pursues her realtor’s license in order to work with her mother. It’s not what Mads wants, but guilt and loyalty to her mother have trapped her, […]

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The Last Forever: Reviews

★ “In her latest YA novel, Caletti returns to her fictional Northwest setting of Parrish Island, most recently visited in The Six Rules of Maybe (rev. 5/10). Six months after her mother’s death from cancer, Tess and her father are still adrift in their loss. When Dad suggests an impromptu road trip to the Grand Canyon, […]

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He’s Gone: Reviews

★ “YA veteran and National Book Award finalist Caletti (The Story of Us, 2012, etc.) makes a striking adult debut with this tale of a husband’s mysterious disappearance. When Dani Keller wakes up with a pounding headache after too much wine and a couple of Vicodin at a tense party at husband Ian’s software company, she […]

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The Story of Us: Reviews

★ Booklist, starred review Caletti’s latest Pacific Northwest romance is a stunner, with depth and ambiguity that respects and challenges the reader. Recent high-school graduate Cricket is at a crossroads in so many areas of her life: she can’t decide which college to attend; she has pushed away her adoring, long-term boyfriend, Janssen; the beloved family […]

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Stay: Reviews

★ Booklist Clara has just graduated from high school, and her intense relationship with Christian is over, but he cannot accept that reality. The more he pushes and pleads, the more she pulls away. When Clara and her writer-father go to the coast for the summer without telling anyone, she begins to come to grips with […]

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The Six Rules of Maybe: Reviews

★ "Reminiscent of the best of Sarah Dessen’s work, this novel is beautifully written, deftly plotted, and movingly characterized."
School Library Journal

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The Secret Life of Prince Charming: Reviews

★ "Caletti's gifts for voice and for conjuring multidimensional personalities are at their sharpest."
— Publishers Weekly

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The Fortunes of Indigo Skye: Reviews

★ " . . . characters with so much depth that readers will be invested in her story. . . . Caletti spins a network of relationships that feels real and enriching."
— Publishers Weekly

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The Nature of Jade: Reviews

★ "With intelligent yet emotion-drenched prose, Caletti expertly weaves a story of humor and pathos featuring a cast of unforgettable, multi-faceted human and animal characters."
— Children's Literature

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Wild Roses: Reviews

★ "With its profound observations and vivid, if occasionally profane, language, this multifaceted and emotionally devastating novel will stick with readers."
— School Library Journal

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Honey, Baby, Sweetheart: Reviews

★ "A wise, witty, and hilarious story that looks at coming-of-age, and so much more. This multigenerational love story is extremely well-written and should appeal both to teenagers and adults. I couldn't stop nodding and laughing in thorough understanding!"
— Morgan Spring, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City, OK

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Queen of Everything: Reviews

★ "Caletti expertly succeeds in capturing the way a smart teen can grasp and skewer her world and what passes for everyday normal in a wry tone that never fails to recognize the seriousness of the situation."
— Kirkus Reviews

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