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Arlaina Tibensky

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About Me: Arlaina Tibensky is the world’s oldest teenager. She lives in NYC where she curates the acclaimed Pen Parentis Literary Salon at the Libertine Library. Her debut YA novel AND THEN THINGS FALL APART, about how Sylvia Plath and an old typewriter usher a reluctant virgin through the worst summer of her freaking life, is out July 26, 2011 with Simon & Schuster. Visit her at

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    And Then Things Fall Apart

    Keek’s life was totally perfect.

    Keek and her boyfriend just had their Worst Fight Ever, her best friend heinously betrayed her, her parents are divorcing, and her mom’s across the country caring for her newborn cousin, who may or may not make it home from the hospital. To top it all off, Keek’s got the plague. (Well, the chicken pox.) Now she’s holed up at her grandmother’s technologically-barren house until further notice. Not quite the summer vacation Keek had in mind.

    With only an old typewriter and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for solace and guidance, Keek’s alone with her swirling thoughts. But one thing’s clear through her feverish haze—she’s got to figure out why things went wrong so she can put them right.

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over 5 years ago ~CRK said:

Hello. I'm sorry to bother you, but if you ever have the time, could you please read a few chapters of my kid/teen book "ZCN & Friends"? I really need some critique, help, and advice (I'm not trying to sound "woe-is-me," but no one ever seems to notice me, and I've been trying to find someone to help, but they never get back to me). Thanks for your time.


over 5 years ago Cassidy Brynn Stokes said:

hey, i was wondering if you could stop in and read my book Forever Lost. It's not for a contest or anything and it's a work in progress but alot of people seem to like it so I'm trying to spread the word and see if I can make something of it. If you would read it that would be totaly awesome. Thanks!