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Monday, February 28, 2011

COVER LOVE: CALLI by Jessica Lee Anderson!




Since I saw this cover a few weeks ago, I've been dying to share it with you guys. And now it's finally official. It's by one of my best writing buddies, fellow Texas Sweetheart & Scoundrel Jessica Lee Anderson (author of BORDER CROSSING and TRUDY), and it's going to be epic! I know this because I've read it :)

CALLI by Jessica Lee Anderson (Milkweed Editions, September 13, 2011)


From Amazon:

Fifteen-year-old Calli has just about everything she could want in life—two loving moms, a good-looking boyfriend, and a best friend who has always been there for support. An only child, Calli is excited when her parents announce that they want to be foster parents. Unfortunately, being a foster sister to Cherish is not at all what Calli expected. First Cherish steals Calli’s boyfriend, then begins to pit Calli’s moms against one another, and she even steals Calli’s iPod. Tired of being pushed around and determined to get even, Calli steals one of Cherish’s necklaces. But this plan for revenge goes horribly awry, and Cherish ends up in juvenile detention.

Isolating herself from her moms, her boyfriend, and even her best friend, Calli wrestles with her guilt and tries to figure out a way to undo the damage she’s caused. When her moms are asked to take on another foster child, Calli sees an opportunity to make amends for her past mistakes.

Funny, moving, and emotionally rich, Calli is a portrait of an endearing young woman caught between adolescence and adulthood, striving to do the right thing even when all of her options seem wrong.

10 comments:

danya said...

Wow, this one sounds really different! Thanks for the head's-up :)

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Thank you so very, very, very much, Tricia! You rock!

PJ Hoover said...

It's awesome, Danya! You will love it!

You are so welcome, Jessica!

Miriam S. Forster said...

Oooo! Shiny! *pets cover*

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Thanks, Danya! I want to pet the cover too, Miriam! ;)

jillalex said...

Love the cover! Story sounds amazing! Looking forward to reading.

PJ Hoover said...

It is such a fantastic cover, you guys! I adore it!

Lindsey said...

WoooHooo! Congratulations, Jessica!
Can't wait to read it and see that cover up close.

PJ Hoover said...

The cover really does look so pretty, even down to the font.

Jessica Lee Anderson said...

Tricia, you seriously are the best! Thanks, Jill and Lindsey!