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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Madeleine Kuderick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Kuderick grew up in Oak Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Madeleine Kuderick grew up in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. She now lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast. ''Kiss of Broken Glass'' is her debut novel.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Kiss of broken glass
ISBN: 9780062345653. OCLC Number: 890718860

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My name is Kenna. No one ever told me the truth about cutting--How scars multiply like freaking rabbits. How cutting turns you into a pathological liar. How getting caught lands you in a psych ward with no way out for 72 hours. But that's exactly what happens. To me anyway. And I bet you wonder how anyone could ever change--in just three days, in a place like this where everybody's broken. Trust me. I wonder that myself ...

Kiss of broken glass /
ISBN: 0062306561. OCLC Number: 885211660

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When fifteen-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for a mandatory psychiatric watch. There Kenna meets other kids like her -- her roommate, Donya, who's there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems ... for a moment.

Additional Title Information

Kiss of Broken Glass

, Harper Teen, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Represented by George Nicholson of Sterling Lord Literistic in New York City