Search - List of Books by Sonya Sones

Sonya Sones is an American writer of young adult novels. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts and currently lives near the beach in Southern California. After graduating from Hampshire College she taught film at Harvard University; her other jobs have included baby clothes designer, animator, photographer, and film editor. Her style differs from most contemporary writers in that her novels are told in verse form rather than prose. This means that they each is a series of poems which, when read in order, tell a story.

Sones’s first three verse novels have won numerous awards, including a Christopher Award, the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and a nomination for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The American Library Association has named all three verse novels Best Books for Young Adults, and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. In 2004 and 2005, the ALA included What My Mother Doesn’t Know on their list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books . In 2004, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies was chosen a Popular Paperback by the ALA and received a Cuffie Award from Publishers Weekly for the Best Book Title of the Year.

Her fourth book, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, was published by Simon and Schuster in June, 2007. It’s the sequel to What My Mother Doesn’t Know, and picks up right where the other story leaves off, only it's told from Robin's point of view.It received a starred review in Booklist, and was chosen a Quick Pick by the American Library Association and will be in included on the California Readers high school level reading list.

Sones is married to screenwriter Bennett Tramer of Saved by the Bell. The two of them released a picture book, Violet and Winston, in Spring 2009. It is illustrated by 2006 Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka.

At the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Sones has participated in panel discussions. She was the moderator on the panel "Young Adult Fiction: Teens and Turmoil" with Gayle Forman, Jandy Nelson and Cynthia Kadohata during the 2010 event.

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Total Books: 57
What My Mother Doesn't Know
2016 - What My Mother Doesn't Know (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781536626926
ISBN-10: 1536626929
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Saving Red
2016 - Saving Red (Audio CD)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441718549
ISBN-10: 1441718540
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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To Be Perfectly Honest A Novel Based on an Untrue Story
The Night Before College
2014 - The Night Before College (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780448461472
ISBN-10: 0448461471
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Night Before College 6 Copy CD W/ Riser
2014 - Night Before College 6 Copy Cd W/ Riser (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780448481586
ISBN-10: 0448481588
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The Sonya Sones Collection One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies What My Mother Doesn't Know What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
2013 - One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442493834
ISBN-10: 1442493836
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
2013 - What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442493841
ISBN-10: 1442493844
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus A Novel About Marriage Motherhood and Mayhem
2011 - The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus a Novel About Marriage Motherhood and Mayhem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062024671
ISBN-10: 0062024671
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Violet and Winston
2009 - Violet and Winston (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780803732346
ISBN-10: 0803732341
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
2008 - What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780689876035
ISBN-10: 0689876033
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 10

What My Mother Doesn't Know
2008 - What My Mother Doesn't Know (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781423365723
ISBN-10: 1423365720
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Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
2008 - Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435232884
ISBN-10: 1435232887
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Spiel nicht verrckt
2007 - Spiel Nicht Verrckt (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783596805778
ISBN-10: 3596805775
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One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
2005 - One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416907886
ISBN-10: 1416907882
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 35

Sixteen  Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday
2004 - Sixteen Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400052707
ISBN-10: 140005270X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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What My Mother Doesn't Know
2003 - What My Mother Doesn't Know (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780689855535
ISBN-10: 0689855532
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 101

Stop Pretending
2002 - Stop Pretending (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842550755
ISBN-10: 1842550756
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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What My Mother Doesn't Know
2002 - What My Mother Doesn't Know (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780439455480
ISBN-10: 0439455480
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 10

Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
2000 - Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439250702
ISBN-10: 0439250706
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Stop Pretending  What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy
1999 - Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060283865
ISBN-10: 0060283866
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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