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Stephanie Parent, Reader and Writer

Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.
The Book - Jessica Bell The Book is gorgeously written, with inventive language and a unique structure made up of a combination of diary entries, transcripts from therapy sessions, and sections told in the authentic voice of a five-year-old girl. These different elements come together perfectly as the story progresses, allowing the reader to gradually grasp more and more of what's truly going on in five-year-old Bonnie's life, and in the lives of her family. All the strands of the narrative weave together into a truly devastating, poignant climax and ending.