What My Mother Doesn't Know
By Sonya Sones
(Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689841149, 272pp.)
Publication Date: October 2001
SONYA SONES has written four novels-in-verse: Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy, What My Mother Doesn't Know, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know. Her books have been honored with a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry. But the coolest honor she ever got was when What My Mother Doesn't Know made it onto the ALA’s list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books, twice. She lives near the beach in California. You can find out way more than you ever wanted to know about her at www.sonyasones.com.