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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andy Behrens  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;


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Illinois Connection

Behrens lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Behrens has written young adult novels and for the ''Chicago Reader'', ''Chicago Sports Review'', ''Flak'' magazine, '''' and ''''. He currently writes for Yahoo! Sports, providing fantasy football and fantasy baseball coverage as the editor of the site’s Roto Arcade Blog. In 2008, he received an award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association for Baseball’s Best Print Article.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

All the Way
ISBN: 0525477616

Dutton Juvenile. 2006

Hoping to have sex for the first time with a girl he has met on the Internet, seventeen-year-old Ian drives with his two best friends Lance and Felicia from Illinois to South Carolina.

Beauty and the Bully
ISBN: 0525478981

Dutton Books for Young Readers. 2008

Trying desperately to come up with a plan to get Carly to notice him, Duncan is shocked when a bruise on his arm attracts her attention and concern, but as the bruise fades and her attention weans, Duncan looks for a bully to help his unusual relationship.

Sex Drive
ISBN: 0142412600

Speak. 2008

Now a major motion picture!

Ian-s best friend, Lance, has a knack for finding both. Unfortunately Ian-s too nice to get close to either. He-s never kissed a girl-or even had a chance-until he meets the perfect girl online. Now only a 935-mile road trip lies between Ian and something that he-s been thinking about roughly every eleven seconds since puberty hit. There-s also the small problem of the Creature, Ian-s ancient yellow Oldsmobile, and its impending collapse on the side of the road. As if that weren-t enough, Lance and gal pal Felicia crash the ride for what seems to be the sole purpose of taunting Ian. With all these obstacles in the way, will Ian-s drive bring him any closer to what he wants?


The Fast and the Furriest


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