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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.
Make it Last - Bethany Lopez I love short books. Of course there are many longer books I love as well, but I’m a slow reader, and especially in the post-Twilight and Harry Potter age, I think most of the books I read are too long. So Bethany Lopez’s Make It Last, a novella/short novel, was right up my alley. And I ended up loving it even more than I expected to!While Make It Last did have some drama, it left me feeling giddy and happy the entire time I was reading it, especially when I reached the ending. I loved the characters and small-town setting, and the whole “world” the author created seemed very real and down-to-earth. What impressed me most was how well Lopez developed all the secondary characters, and how much she made me care about them all, despite the relatively short length. I am so glad that some of these characters are getting their own stories, and I’ll be reading them very soon!