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Rebekah Crane

Biography

Rebekah Crane

Rebekah Crane is the author of three young-adult novels --- PLAYING NICE, ASPEN and THE ODDS OF LOVING GROVER CLEVELAND. She found a passion for young-adult literature while studying secondary English education at Ohio University. After having two kids and living and teaching in six different cities, Rebekah finally settled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to write novels and work on screenplays. She now spends her day carpooling kids or tucked behind a laptop at 7,500 feet, where the altitude only enhances the writing experience.

Rebekah Crane

Books by Rebekah Crane

by Rebekah Crane - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Pondering math problems is Esther Ainsworth’s obsession. If only life’s puzzles required logic. Her stepfather’s solution? Avoidance. He’s exiled the family to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to erase a big secret from Esther’s past. Here are the consequences: an empty swimming pool, a water-sucking cactus outside her window, a goldfish rescued from a church festival, and Esther’s thirst for something real. Step one: forget about her first love. Step two: make allies. Esther meets a girl named Color who finds beauty in an abandoned video store; Beth, the church choir outcast; and Moss, a boy with alluring possibilities. Step three: confess her secret to those she hopes she can trust. Together, Esther and her friends hit the road to face Esther’s past head-on. It’s a journey that will lead her to embrace her own truth --- in all its glory, pain, and awesomeness.

by Rebekah Crane - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Ever since Clementine woke up in an Irish hospital with amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission. With the Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists an Irish stranger, Kieran, to help her escape her forgotten life. Hiding out in a sleepy town, Clementine discovers there’s an upside to a life that’s fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she’ll never forget?

by Rebekah Crane - Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

According to sixteen-year-old Zander Osborne, nowhere is an actual place --- and she’s just fine there. But her parents insist that she get out of her head --- and her home state --- and attend Camp Padua, a summer camp for at-risk teens. But amid group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden late-night outings, unlikely friendships form and as the Michigan summer heats up, the four teens begin to reveal their tragic secrets. Zander finds herself inextricably drawn to Grover’s earnest charms, and she begins to wonder if she could be happy. But first she must come completely unraveled to have any hope of putting herself back together again.