Hello! Please welcome Amy Reed, author of Crazy, with us today for a This or That guest post! Welcome Amy!
Amy Reed was born and raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constant moving taught her to be restless, and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After a brief stint at Reed College (no relation), she moved to San Francisco and spent the next several years serving coffee and getting into trouble. She eventually graduated from film school, promptly decided she wanted nothing to do with filmmaking, returned to her original and impractical love of writing, and earned her MFA from New College of California. Amy currently lives in Oakland, California.
Her short work has been published in journals such as Kitchen Sink, Contrary, and Fiction. Her first Young Adult novel BEAUTIFUL was released in the Fall of 2009 (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster). Her second YA novel CLEAN has been described as “The Breakfast Club in rehab,” and releases July 19, 2011.
Lipstick or Lip Gloss?
Masquerade Ball or Prom?
Red Dresses or Black Dresses?
Coke or Pepsi?
Clean or Messy?
Water or Tea?
Plums or Apples?
Reading or Writing?
Starbucks or Peet’s Coffee?
Writing with pens/pencils or Typing on the computer?
Writing with pens
Chocolate Chip Cookies or Sugar Cookies?
Thank you for your picks, Amy!
He’s falling in love—and she’s falling over the edge of sanity. From the author of Beautiful and Clean, a heartwrenching exploration of a romance marred by mental illness.
Connor knows that Izzy will never fall in love with him the way he’s fallen for her. But somehow he’s been let into her crazy, exhilarating world and become her closest confidante. But the closer they get, the more Connor realizes that Izzy’s highs are too high and her lows are too low. And the frenetic energy that makes her shine is starting to push her into a much darker place.
As Izzy’s behavior gets increasingly erratic and self-destructive, Connor gets increasingly desperate to stop her from plummeting. He knows he can’t save her from her pain…but what if no one else can?