How sweet it is to spread the word about Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s debut YA novel, OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE, which pubs today! This book grabbed me from the first page with its fresh and original voice. I appreciated Ari’s complexity of character, unusual in a lot of other YA books out there. She’s smart but vulnerable, wise for her age but also innocent. I felt so close to her as the novel progressed. There’s a truthfulness to this coming of age novel that reminds me a little of Judy Blume’s FOREVER and Curtis Sittenfeld’s PREP. It’s a sophisticated coming of age story that will resonate with older teens and adults. I hope you’ll agree with me that this novel stays with you long after you finish reading.
The package came together so beautifully with a gorgeous haunting cover that communicates the intimacy and power of the story – shout out to the Delacorte/Random House team! I’m so proud to be associated with OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE. Congratulations to my wonderful client Lorraine Zago Rosenthal! Your book is beautiful.
Here is the book jacket summary: