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Writing is a predominantly solitary activity.  You sit in front of your screen, spinning words and thoughts, and wonder if they touch anyone but you.  The publishing world is not great for feedback either, because mostly what you hear about your writing is “no,” especially early on.  That’s why starting to hear readers’ thoughts on the book is amazing!  These early readers (giveaway winners, bloggers and other early adopters) might never know it, but they are seriously making my day.  On a lot of different days!

Here are just a few of the beautiful things readers are saying:

[su_quote cite=”Betzi”]The Secret Side of Empty is one of those books you can’t put down. And, because at some point you have to; when you do, you can’t stop thinking about it.[/su_quote] [su_quote cite=”Sam”]This book was an unexpected treasure.I love the fact that it was so easy to get emotionally invested into M.T.’s world.[/su_quote] [su_quote cite=”Norah”]I didn’t want to put it down because I truly connected with the characters and wanted to see what happened next. [/su_quote] [su_quote cite=”Call Me Sylvie”]This book is kind of really really good.  The voice is amazing and perfect and the characters… love them. [/su_quote] [su_quote cite=”Erica”]And aside from the central “issue” of the book — I just loved the characters. Maybe because there was a personal experience here, but the voices just felt so real.  Ms. Andreu covers a lot of ground here – emotional and political – and I am so excited that soon lots of other people are going to be exposed to this. Just a great new addition to the YA genre[/su_quote]

And, equally heart-warming, a short note from someone named Isabella who hasn’t gotten an advance copy:  “This looks so good! I want to read it really badly.”

So sweet!  I wish I could hug every one of them.




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