Young Adult author Christine Dzidrums to name her “Favorites” in the several literary categories.
Favorite Book: The Breadgivers by Anzia Yezierska
Favorite Young Adult Book: It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume
Favorite Picture Book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Book as a Child: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
Favorite Fictional Character in a Book: Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby
Favorite Fictional Character in a Children’s Book: Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Favorite Time to Read: Cuddled up on the couch with a blanket on a rainy day.
Favorite Author: Judy Blume
Last Book You Read: I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child (My children love that book!)
Favorite Movie Adaptation of a Book: The Good Earth
Least Favorite Movie Adaptation of a Book: The Lorax
Book Everyone Should Read: Star Girl
Kaylee: The “What If?” Game
The SoCal Series
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Creative Media
Date of Publication: 03/05/2014
Number of pages: 172
Word Count: 27,114
Cover Artist: Joseph Dzidrums
“I play the 'What If?' Game all the time. It's a cruel, vicious cycle.” In the follow-up to Cutters Don't Cry, meet free spirit Kaylee McMathews, the most popular girl in school. But when the teenager suffers a devastating loss, her sunny personality turns dark as she struggles with debilitating panic attacks and unresolved anger. Can Kaylee repair her broken spirit or will she forever remain a changed person?
About the Author:
Christine Dzidrums holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She has written biographies on many inspiring women: Joannie Rochette, Yuna Kim, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, The Fierce Five, Gabby Douglas, Sutton Foster, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel and Missy Franklin. Christine’s first novel, Cutters Don’t Cry, won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. She also wrote the tween book Fair Youth and the beginning reader books Future Presidents Club and the Princess Dessabelle series. Ms. Dzidrums lives in Southern California with her husband, three children and two dogs.