Brandy Colbert

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Little & Lion

book | Fiction | Aug 2017
World English → Little, Brown & Company (Ed. Alvina Ling)

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Featured on The Texas Library Association Tayshas list 2018

Named as one of Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year 2018

A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert

When Suzette returns from boarding school, she isn’t sure if she’ll want to stay home or go back to New England at the end of the summer. Los Angeles is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles back into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new... the same girl her brother is in love with. Soon, Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, forcing Suzette to confront her past mistakes. Now she must find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself—or worse.


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A vibrantly depicted Los Angeles and a rich, though at-times unwieldy cast of characters create a convincing world. Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal.

Kirkus (starred)
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A moving, diverse exploration of the challenges of growing up and the complicated nature of loyalty. Recommended for all YA collections.

School Library Journal (starred)
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This superbly written novel teems with meaningful depth, which is perfectly balanced by romance and the languorous freedom of summer.

Booklist (starred)
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It’s a moving and well-realized examination of secrecy, trust, and intimacy.

Publishers Weekly
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Maintaining the standard set by her forceful debut, "Pointe," Brandy Colbert's second young-adult novel further demonstrates her ability to convey the experiences of modern teen life with sensitivity, candor and grace

The Chicago Tribune
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An intense, readable and highly recommended choice.


A must-read and easily one of my favorite YA reads…and it will certainly be one of the best YA reads this year, guaranteed. A knock out.


This is a necessary, endearing, heart-wrenching examination of the realities of mental illness.

St. Louis Magazine

A contemporary tale that promises to be delicately propulsive as Colbert’s debut

B&N Teen Blog

Colbert writes about physical attraction with a real sizzle and she has concocted her bizarre love rectangle so ingeniously, readers will be dying to know — on the most basic level — who will end up with whom.

New York Times

In this story of identity and acceptance, loyalty and responsibility, Colbert weaves the intricacies of adolescence with the sensitivities of family and friends adjusting to loved ones’ mental health diagnoses.

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred)
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