“Friend, who clearly understands and empathizes with young teens, is a writer to watch.” -Booklist



Natasha Friend is the author of young-adult novels How We Roll, The Other F-Word, Where You’ll Find Me, My Life in Black & White, and For Keeps, as well as middle-grade novels Perfect, Lush, and Bounce. Her books have won such awards as the Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature, the Rhode Island Teen Book Award, the Isinglass Teen Read Award, and the Golden Sower Award; they have appeared on the YALSA Best Fiction List, Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Junior Library Guild Selections, NYPL's Best Books for the Teen Age, and the Rainbow List. Natasha lives in Connecticut with her family and two crazy dogs.  When she isn’t writing, she is reading, washing baseball pants, and wishing she was in a talent show. Her next YA novel, The Wolves Are Waiting (Little, Brown for Young Readers) will be published in October, 2021. You can follow Natasha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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