“Like Getting Punched in the Face”: Discovering Debut YA The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

YA thrillers that challenge assumptions and Truthers

By Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Editor

In early March of 2017, my boss sent me a YA novel manuscript to read. She had been kind enough to share a lot of her incoming submissions with me as I worked on building up my own contacts with literary agents, so there wasn’t anything unusual about this forwarded email. I flagged it (confession: I flag everything as “to be completed today” because I can’t function without manufactured guilt) and a few days later, when I had some down time, I opened the manuscript. Read More