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Tara Altebrando

Biography

Tara Altebrando

Tara Altebrando is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including THE LEAVING and ROOMIES, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr. She lives in New York City with her family.

Tara Altebrando

Books by Tara Altebrando

by Tara Altebrando - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her 17th birthday. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here. Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit. But when she returns, he's gone. Why do her friends think she's crazy for wanting to make sure he's okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn't even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?

by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando - Young Adult 12+
When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.