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Jennifer Niven

Biography

Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is the author of three acclaimed nonfiction books in addition to her debut novel, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO DRIVE. She lives in Los Angeles. In 2000, She started writing full-time, and hasn't stopped... She's written eight books, and when she's not working on the ninth, she is contributing to her web magazine, Germ, thinking up new books, and dabbling in TV. 

Jennifer Niven

Books by Jennifer Niven

by Jennifer Niven - Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love and for every possibility life has to offer. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.

by - Young Adult 14+
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.