The Reece Malcolm List (Stacy Cantor Abrams Collection Book) (Paperback)
Amy Spalding's debut novel is a thoroughly satisfying coming-of-age read full of romance, emotion, and laugh-out-loud moments. Find out why Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan called it, "Funny and poignant, this lively book totally charmed us."
Things I know about Reece Malcolm:
1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she's been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She's my mother.
Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she's shipped off to live with the mother she's never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn't add up to much. L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan?a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love. But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?
About the Author
Amy Spalding grew up in St. Louis, but now lives in the better weather of Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in Advertising and Marketing Communications from Webster University, and currently works as the Digital Media Planner for an independent film advertising agency. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and can be seen performing around Los Angeles.
Moving and funnya terrifically satisfying read.”
Sara Zarr, author of How to Save a Life
"Funny and poignant, this lively book totally charmed us."
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of Spoiled and Messy
"Brilliant!Unique, honest, and quite often flat-out hysterically funny. I laughed, I cried, it was way, WAY better than Cats!"
Miriam Shor, star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original Cast) and Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration)
"Charming, heart-warming, and thoughtfulThe Reece Malcolm List sings!"
Courtney Summers, author of Cracked up to Be and Some Girls Are
"Just the right mix of humor and emotionheartbreaking in the best way, The Reece Malcolm List is excellent YA contemporary."
Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker
"This book has so much warmth and charm that you’ll find yourself wanting a second helping.”
CK Kelly Martin, author of I Know It’s Over and The Lighter Side of Life and Death
At her parents’ wit’s end, 15 year old Wren is sent away to a last-chance desert survival camp due to her out-of-control weed-smoking, alcoholic bingeing, petty thievery and lying. The camp counselors (“jailers”) use tough love, directness and surprising storytelling-therapy to try to straighten out the wayward teens in the camp. Wren bristles at everyone who tries to help her, and her hard won survival skills – finding water, making fire – coupled with her own breakdown and realization that she was heading down the extreme wrong path is painful with hidden truths. The quest to find oneself in the desert is just the beginning of Wren’s story to find the correct path in life, once home. This book will resonate with both wayward teens, perhaps exploring the darker side of their misdeeds, as well as a teen looking for an adventurous read. - Maureen