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Laura Rennert
Senior Agent
laura@andreabrownlit.com

My area of expertise is the literary-commercial (or vice-versa) book. The titles I've listed below fit this description and are representative of the kind of material I'm actively seeking. There are many of *my* books I could put here—far more than six ...

Jay Asher's THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, a debut about a high school student who receives a box of mysterious audiotapes from his first love, and follows her recorded voice on a strange night journey to discover why she committed suicide two weeks before, to Kristen Pettit at Razorbill, in a six-figure deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Christina Meldrum's debut MADAPPLE, alternating between the isolated existence of a 16-year-old girl, for whom mythology, virgin births, and runic symbols are more real than modern life, and her trial for murder, to Michelle Frey at Knopf, in a six-figure deal, for publication in summer 2008, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER (forthcoming Fall 2009), a darkly romantic young adult novel about the searing first love between a 16-year-old girl and a mysterious boy who spends his winters as a wolf, and who is fighting to stay human as the temperature drops—in a two-book significant deal, in a multiple-round auction, to Abby Ranger and David Levithan of Scholastic, by Laura Rennert, of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Picture book author Ying Chang Compestine's debut novel REVOLUTION IS NOT A DINNER PARTY, pitched as "Anne Frank in the Cultural Revolution," to Christy Ottaviano at Holt, cross published by both the juvenile and adult divisions of Holt in fall 2007, by Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Catherine Ryan Hyde's BECOMING CHLOE, the poignant story of two homeless teens, a guy and a girl, who embark on an unforgettable road trip across American in an effort to save the girl's life, to Michelle Frey at Knopf, in a six-figure pre-empt, by Laura Rennert at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

New York Times bestseller Ellen Hopkins' IDENTICAL, about identical twin sisters of a prominent, political all-American family, who have their own dark secret and a choice to make: one sister must step up to save the other...but who and at what price. Sold in a six-figure pre-empt to Emma Dryden at Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.


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