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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374301644256 Pages, Ages 10-12
Twelve-year-old Autumn loves to write, and she can't wait to grow up and be a published author. She finds inspiration all around her, but especially in Cameron, the dreamy boy in her journalism class who she has a major crush on. When her older brother Hunter makes fun of one of her most personal poems—about Cameron—Autumn decides to prove that she is talented enough to become a published author. But when her essay about Hunter wins a contest, and her dream of being published is finally within reach, Autumn has to decide whether being a real writer is worth the cost of sharing her family's secrets and hurting people she loves. This touching story is sure to resonate with readers, and prove that the heart is mightier than the pen.
A Margaret Ferguson Book
Here’s the best thing about being a writer: it’s like having a magic wand to make whatever you want happen to imaginary people in a made-up world.
Here’s the worst thing...
Praise for Write This Down
“Mills does a good job of showing the turbulence of being a preteen. The central focus of the novel is the sibling relationship. . .The girl’s pain and confusion over being pushed away by an older sibling are honest and relatable. . .Realistic situations and a nuanced protagonist make this a recommended purchase.” —School Library Journal