"Brandy Colbert has crafted a meaningful and masterful book that explores all of the different ways that we can surprise ourselves. Yvonne's path through family ties, hidden talents, and difficult decisions reveals the hard-won truth of an unforgettable character. I loved this book."― Robin Benway, National Book Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author of Far From the Tree
"A pitch-perfect song of a book about all the ways a heart can break and mend, Finding Yvonne
will stay with you long past its final, bittersweet notes."― Elana K. Arnold, author of National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of
"Colbert's excellent ear for dialogue is on display in her latest, and she does a fantastic job of capturing the particular anxieties of a highly intelligent, talented teen at a crossroads, as well as the weight of microaggressions about everything from race to sexuality to economic status."―Booklist
"Colbert delivers another emotionally layered story."―Publishers Weekly
Praise for Little & Lion:
"Little and Lion is beautifully insightful, honest, and compassionate. Brandy's ability to find larger meaning in small moments is nothing short of dazzling."
―National Book Award Finalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Everything, Nicola Yoon
"Brandy Colbert further establishes herself as one of contemporary YA's biggest talents in this thoughtful and thought-provoking examination of identity, loyalty, and what it means to live with integrity. Little & Lion is a stunningly good novel."
―Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
"Brandy Colbert takes us on an emotional and gorgeous journey with a protagonist who is trying to figure out where she fits in with her family as well as in the world. A book full of overwhelming love and courage."―Sara Farizan, author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
* "This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer."―Booklist, starred review
* "A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty."―School Library Journal, starred review
* "Colbert sensitively confronts misconceptions about mental illness, bisexuality, and intersectional identity....A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Author
was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. Her debut novel, Pointe
, won the 2014 Cybils Award for young adult fiction and was named a best book of 2014 by Publishers Weekly
, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and more. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly
Flying Start for spring 2014. She is also the author of Little & Lion
, which was a Junior Library Guild and a Book of the Month Club selection, and Finding Yvonne
. Brandy lives in Los Angeles and works as a copy editor.