Zen and Xander Undone (Paperback)

By Amy Kathleen Ryan

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547550305, 228pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/3/2010)

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Zen and Xander are sisters—truly, madly, deeply sisters—and this is their last summer together.

They are surviving fine since their mother’s death. Except Zen keeps getting into fights and Xander is spiraling into a vortex of dangerous parties.

In the midst of the chaos, Zen and Xander discover a mystery about their mother’s past. Sharing its secrets will be the bond that holds them together.

About the Author

Amy Kathleen Ryan earned an M.A. in English literature and graduated from the New School Creative Writing for Children Program. She now lives with her family in Colorado.

Praise For Zen and Xander Undone

"Zen’s frank narration—full of longing and hard-won insight—draws readers in and won’t let go."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Vivid emotions and unexpected events keep the reader engaged as the characters grow and find a way back to themselves."--Booklist