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Laura Rhoton McNeal holds a master’s degree in fiction writing from Syracuse University. She taught middle school and high school English before becoming a novelist and journalist.

Together, Laura and her husband, Tom McNeal, are the authors of Crooked, winner of the California Book Award for Juvenile Literature and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults; Zipped, winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children’s Literature; Crushed (called “compelling” by Publishers Weekly); and The Decoding of Lana Morris, a Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year.

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Crooked
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
Trade Paperback

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A California Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Top Ten Youth Romance


Clara Wilson and Amos MacKenzie are finding their lives turned upside down: by each other, by fickle friendships, by failing families, and... Read More
 





Crooked
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
eBook

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A California Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
A Booklist Top Ten Youth Romance


Clara Wilson and Amos MacKenzie are finding their lives turned upside down: by each other, by fickle friendships, by failing families, and... Read More
 





Crushed
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
Trade Paperback

From National Book Award-nominated authors Laura and Tom McNeal

Audrey and her two best friends have just transferred to Jemison High from their tiny private school. They're a nerdy little trio, so everyone is shocked when the handsome new guy, Wickham Hill, asks Audrey out. Audrey is so smitten that she doesn't...

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Crushed
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
eBook

From National Book Award-nominated authors Laura and Tom McNeal

Audrey and her two best friends have just transferred to Jemison High from their tiny private school. They're a nerdy little trio, so everyone is shocked when the handsome new guy, Wickham Hill, asks Audrey out. Audrey is so smitten that she doesn't...

Read More
 





Dark Water
Written by Laura McNeal
Trade Paperback

A National Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt lives in Fallbrook, California, where it's sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn't pay much attention to them...until Amiel... Read More
 





Dark Water
Written by Laura McNeal
Hardcover

A National Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt lives in Fallbrook, California, where it's sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn't pay much attention to them...until Amiel... Read More
 





Dark Water
Written by Laura McNeal
eBook

A National Book Award Finalist
A Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt lives in Fallbrook, California, where it's sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant workers regularly, but Pearl doesn't pay much attention to them...until Amiel... Read More
 





The Decoding of Lana Morris
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
Trade Paperback

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster mother won't leave her alone, and she has no friends but the other foster kids she takes care of.

Then... Read More
 





The Decoding of Lana Morris
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
eBook

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster mother won't leave her alone, and she has no friends but the other foster kids she takes care of.

Then... Read More
 





The Decoding of Lana Morris
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
Hardcover

A Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of the Year
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different: her Ice Queen of a foster mother won't leave her alone, and she has no friends but the other foster kids she takes care of.

Then... Read More
 





Zipped
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
Trade Paperback

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Winner of the 2004 Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

When fifteen-year-old Mick Nichols discovers a secret about his stepmother, he comes obsessed with uncovering the truth. But before he can get to... Read More
 





Zipped
Written by Laura McNeal and Tom McNeal
eBook

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Children's Literature
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Winner of the 2004 Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

When fifteen-year-old Mick Nichols discovers a secret about his stepmother, he comes obsessed with uncovering the truth. But before he can get to... Read More
 

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