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Cori McCarthy


Cori McCarthy

CORI MCCARTHY studied poetry and screenwriting before falling in love with writing for teens at Vermont College of Fine Arts. From a military family, Cori was born on Guam and lived a little bit of everywhere before she landed in Michigan.

Cori McCarthy

Books by Cori McCarthy

by Cori McCarthy - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Iris wants to blaze her own path, but it's not easy when you're the granddaughter of the famous author of the Elementia series, hailed as the feminist response to LORD OF THE RINGS. With a motion picture adaptation of the books in the works, Iris can say goodbye to her dream of making her own way in the music industry. But when Iris and her brother get invited to the film set in Ireland, she can't deny the beauty of the countryside, and brushing shoulders with the hot, young cast isn't awful. Iris even finds the female director inspiring. Will making a film for the big screen help Iris to see the big picture?

by Cori McCarthy - Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Jaycee is dealing with her brother's death the only way she can --- by re-creating Jake's daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She's not crazy, okay? She just doesn't have a whole lot of respect for staying alive. Jaycee doesn't expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she's joined by a group of unlikely friends --- all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and... Mik. He doesn't talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable --- reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

by Cori McCarthy - Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx", isn't one to play it safe. In the year 2048, America is locked in a cold war – and the country's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase is one of only two daredevil pilots chosen to fly an experimental "Streaker" jet. But few know the pain and loneliness of her past. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.