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Deb Caletti

Biography

Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include THE NATURE OF JADE, STAY, THE LAST FOREVER, ESSENTIAL MAPS FOR THE LOST, and HONEY, BABY SWEETHEART, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Award. Her books for adults include HE'S GONE, THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and WHAT'S BECOME OF HER.

Deb grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and now lives with her family in Seattle.

Deb Caletti

Books by Deb Caletti

by Deb Caletti - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Annabelle runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, not ready to think about the why yet, just the how. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person, The Taker, that haunts her. Backed by Grandpa Ed in his RV, her brother and friends, she becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past. Her run gains media attention but Annabelle cannot escape the guilt from what happened back home. They say it isn’t her fault, but she can’t feel the truth of that.

by Deb Caletti - Family, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Mads is trying her best to escape herself during one last summer away from a mother who needs more from her than she can give, and from a future that has been decided by everyone but her. Sometimes the lost do the unimaginable, like the woman, the body, Mads collides with in the middle of the water on a traumatic morning that changes everything. And sometimes the lost are the ones left behind, like the son of the woman in the water, Billy Youngwolf Floyd. Billy is struggling to find his way in the shadow of grief. When three lives (and one special, shared book) collide, strange things happen.

by Deb Caletti - Young Adult 12+
Nothing lasts forever, and no one gets that more than Tessa. After her mother died, it’s all she can do to keep her friends, her boyfriend, her happiness from slipping away. And then there’s her dad. He’s stuck in his own daze, and it’s hard to feel like a family when their house no longer seems like a home.
 
Her father’s solution? An impromptu road trip that lands them in a small coastal town. Despite all the beauty there, Tessa can’t help but feel even more lost. Her most cherished possession—a rare plant of her mother’s—is starting to wither, and with it, Tessa’s heart and her hope.
 
Enter Henry Lark. He understands the relationships that matter. And more important, he understands her. Though secrets stand between them, each has a chance at healing…if first, Tessa can find the courage to believe in forever.
by Deb Caletti - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Cricket’s mother is finally getting married after jilting two previous fiancés. But Cricket’s future step-sisters aren’t happy about the marriage. Worried that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, Cricket also has her own problems in the form of a sexy new acquaintance, Ash.

by Deb Caletti - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Clara has little time to say goodbye after high school graduation, when she is swept away with her father to the Washington coast for the summer. Though she thinks it for the best, it may be harder to escape her demons than she first thought. The troubling memory of her obsessive ex-boyfriend is still felt, and it doesn’t help that the town is rumored to be haunted by its own ghosts.