Lovely things are happening with my third book, GIRLS ON THE VERGE. In the run-up to its release on April 9th, reviews are starting to roll in. This week GIRLS ON THE VERGE received a stellar review from the notoriously-difficult-to-impress Kirkus Reviews. I can’t post the entire review until the end of January, but I can share a blurb (see below). I’m most excited about the comparison to Judy Blume’s teen novel FOREVER. Blume’s book about a teen’s first sexual experience and all the emotions that go with it was an important book for me. So important that when I read the book today I’m whisked back to my teenage years when I had so many questions.
GIRLS ON THE VERGE was also included in Cosmopolitan’s list of 15 books you won’t be able to put down in 2019. This one is a dream come true for me because other authors listed include Oprah, Elizabeth Gilbert, Margaret Atwood, Angie Thomas, and the My Favorite Murder podcasters, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Head on over here to have a look: Cosmopolitan.
And here is the Kirkus blurb! Waller’s (The FORBIDDEN ORCHID, 2016, etc.) book is highly informative, filled with frank, detailed descriptions of our nation’s restrictions on reproductive health as well as the emotional and physical experiences of abortion. A Forever-esque story for reproductive justice, this is a timely and vital book.