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Christa Desir

Pen Name: C. Desir

Connection to Illinois: Desir lives outside of Chicago.

Biography: Christa Desir writes under the pen name of C. Desir. She is an author of contemporary fiction for young adults, is an editor and a podcaster. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital Emergency Rooms. She is also a founding member of the ''Voices and Faces Project'', a nonprofit organization for rape survivors that conducts an international survivor-based testimonial writing workshop.

  • '''''Fault Line '''''
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 """Other Broken Things"""
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers

Christa Desir on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Bleed like me
ISBN: 9781442498921 OCLC: 893145335

Simon Pulse, New York : 2014.

Two emotionally scarred teenagers enter into a passionate, dangerous romance.

  Fault line /
ISBN: 1442460733 OCLC: 813300982

Simon Pulse, New York : 2013.

"After his gilfriend, Ani, is assaulted at a party, Ben must figure out how he can help her to heal, if he can help her at all"--

Four - letter word
ISBN: 9781481497398 OCLC: 994205688

Sixteen-year-old Chloe's isolation is relieved when she is drawn into a high-stakes game with potentially dire consequences by a new student, also called Chloe.

  Love blind
ISBN: 9781481416948 OCLC: 936234039

Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson forms an unusual friendship with Hailey Bosler, a girl rocker with degenerative blindness; they partner together to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears and in the process discover the painful reality of bad timing--

  Other broken things
ISBN: 9781481437400 OCLC: 986800486

Forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where she bonds with a much older man, seventeen-year-old Natalie, a recovering alcoholic, confronts issues in her family and life as she tries to turn her life around.