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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Madeleine Kuderick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Represented by George Nicholson of Sterling Lord Literistic in New York City

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.