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Happy Release Day to Stephanie Kuehn for CHARM & STRANGE!

The lovely, wise, and talented Stephanie Kuehn celebrates the release of her debut young adult novel, CHARM & STRANGE, today!

When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars.

Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.

He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.

He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable.

Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present.

Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying.

The book is riveting, chilling, intense, emotional... well, we could go on. It's not just us gushing, though:

"Twisted, and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. Lush storytelling. A must-read."
~ Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Triangles, Fallout andTricks

"...haunting...Charm & Strange is a shocker of a page-turner that unravels brilliantly from both ends."
~ Lisa McMann, New York Times Bestselling author of Dead to You

"Charm and Strange is a story of blood and family and the animal inside—and it’s ferociously real."
~ Blythe Woolston, author of Catch & Release 
"Charm & Strange is, without a doubt, one of the best novels I have ever read... The book’s beautiful theme is incredibly executed."
~ School Library Journal Teen Review 
"A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut" --- Kirkus
Intrigued? We thought you would be! CHARM & STRANGE can be purchased wherever books are sold today!

We love you Steph! Have a fantastic release day!
Sarah Enni

Sarah is a young adult author and host of the First Draft podcast. She is represented by Sarah Burnes at The Gernert Company.

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  1. Oh my goodness, you guys are AMAZING! Thank you so much. I love you all. <3 <3 <3

  2. Congrats, Stephanie! This looks soooo good. Can't wait to read!

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  4. haha, this is too funny! congrats steph! can't wait to read the final version!

  5. I've been waiting for this book for so long! Happy Book Birthday and yay for charming (and strange- had to add that in here somewhere) cover art!

  6. Sounds amazing! I'll be sure to pick this up -- and a very happy book birthday to you. :-)

  7. Unique!


  8. Happy book release day! I wish you the best!


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