Tentative

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 7, 2013 - 206 pages
When N-fast-talker, quote-collector and head-turner-asks an impossible question before falling asleep on Estrella's shoulder during a Model Government conference, Ella realises two things: one, they look impossibly similar; and two, N is the girl that she would very much like to be. Cue road trip, love triangle, and all the wonderful things that make up teen fiction-but teen fiction with a twist. Somewhere between the works of John Green and Sarah Dessen is "Tentative," the debut novel of Anna J Leader. Awarded the International Prize for the prestigious Sony Young Movellist of the Year Award in 2013 (judged by bestselling author Malorie Blackman), "Tentative" has been called "extremely well-written and innovative" by the staff of the website which co-hosted the award. Anna is ecstatic that she has had the chance to publish this semi-autobiographical novel about European teenagers in the International School system that she knows so well. She hopes that you read it with low expectations, and if nothing else, it has a happy ending.

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About the author (2013)

This is Anna's first novel, written at 16. A Luxembourgish/American/British national, Anna writes both poetry and prose and currently attends Princeton University, where she hopes to major in English or Comparative Literature. Her poetry won the National Poetry Prize for Youth in Luxembourg in 2012 (1st prize) and 2014 (2nd prize) and received commendations for the Foyle Young Poet of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. She was also joint first-place winner of The Times Stephen Spender prize for poetry in translation in 2013. Other poems have appeared in many publications online and in print, and Anna has worked on the start-up literary magazines Transcendence and Winter Tangerine Review. Her third novel, a work of historical fiction titled "A Several World," received the Luxembourgish National Prize for Literature.

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