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Kody Keplinger


Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger was born and raised in small-town western Kentucky. She wrote her first novel, THE DUFF (DESIGNATED UGLY FAT FRIEND), during her senior year of high school. She now lives with her German shepherd, Corey, in New York City, where she writes full-time and teaches the occasional writing workshop. When she isn't writing, Kody is probably exploring the city, eating Thai food, or creating a new plan to become Tina Fey's best friend.

Kody Keplinger

Books by Kody Keplinger

by Kody Keplinger - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

It's been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah's story --- that she died proclaiming her faith. But it's not true. I know because I was with her when she died. I didn't say anything then, and people got hurt because of it. Now Sarah's parents are publishing a book about her, so this might be my last chance to set the record straight...but I'm not the only survivor with a story to tell about what did --- and didn't --- happen that day.

by Kody Keplinger - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who's not exactly sober most of the time. Agnes Atwood, on the other hand, has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents' overbearing rules. Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night, with police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn't hesitate to take off with her.

by Kody Keplinger - Fiction, Relationships, Youth Fiction

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with --- secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. But Ryder's weakness is Amy. Without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually like him. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along.

by Kody Keplinger - Fiction, Sports

Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace.

by Kody Keplinger - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 15+

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorced dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiance and her kids, one of whom turns out to be her one-night stand from graduation night. And she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out, not even noticing the good things right under her nose.