Nantucket Red (Nantucket Blue) (Hardcover)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781423160953, 288pp.
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
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About the Author
A graduate of Georgetown University, Leila Howland spent five years acting in New York in everything from an MTV public service announcement for safe sex to a John Guare play at Lincoln Center and was a proud company member of the award-winning Flea Theater in Tribeca. Currently, she teaches high school English and English as a second language in downtown Los Angeles and occasionally moonlights as an extra on the Young and the Restless.
Praise For Nantucket Red (Nantucket Blue)…
Praise for Nantucket Blue:
"[Howland] evokes the Nantucket setting vividly . . . when it comes to indulgent beach reading, sometimes it's more fun to get pushed over by a wave than to stay safely on your towel."
—The New York Times
"Sand, secrets, Nantucket Reds, and romance. A fresh, feel-good debut."
—The Boston Globe
*"Readers should feel empowered by Cricket's efforts to grow up into a strong, honest, and emotionally intelligent young woman, even as they are enchanted by the romantic and exclusive island setting. This is a natural beach read, but will easily win Howland year-round fans, too."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Fans of Sarah Dessen will find much to like here, as the charm of this summery yarn lies in Cricket's open appeal. Readers will root for her as she falls down, takes her lumps, and moves forward to her final year in high school, always remembering what she learned under the Nantucket sun."