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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laurie Devore  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Devore lived and worked in Chicago for four years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. After four years in the balmy Midwest, she returned to her home in the south, where she now lives and works in Charleston. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a yall into every conversation.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A Better Bad Idea
ISBN: 1250225957. OCLC Number: 1240116580

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Evelyn Peters is desperate. Desperate for a way out of McNair Falls, the dying southern town that's held her captive since the day she was born. Desperate to protect her little sister from her mother's terrifying and abusive boyfriend. And desperate to connect with anyone, even fallen golden boy Ashton Harper, longtime boyfriend of the girl Evelyn can never stop thinking about--beautiful, volatile, tragically dead Reid Brewer. Until a single night sends Evelyn and Ashton on a collision course that starts something neither of them can stop. With one struck match, their whole world goes up in flames. The only thing left to do is run--but leaving McNair Falls isn't as easy as just putting distance between here and there and some secrets refuse to stay left behind. A reckoning is coming...and not everyone is getting out alive.

How to Break a Boy
ISBN: 1250082862. OCLC Number: 940280739

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A cheerleader questions whether she can quit her mean girl ways--or if she is just rotten at the core--

Winner Take All
ISBN: 1250082889. OCLC Number: 974672872

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Attracted to Jackson by their rivalry to be the top student at their private high school, Nell falls into an intense relationship with him, but victory in their new private game may have a higher cost than she anticipates.