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Laurie Devore

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Connection to Illinois: Devore lived and worked in Chicago for four years.

Biography: Laurie Devore was born and raised in small town South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. After four years in the balmy Midwest, she returned to her home in the south, where she now lives and works in Charleston. In her spare time, she reluctantly runs marathons, watches too much TV, and works a yall into every conversation.


Primary Literary Genre(s): C:YOUNG ADULT; Fiction


Selected Titles

A Better Bad Idea
ISBN: 1250225957 OCLC: 1240116580

Imprint 2021

Evelyn Peters is desperate. Desperate for a way out of McNair Falls, the dying southern town that's held her captive since the day she was born. Desperate to protect her little sister from her mother's terrifying and abusive boyfriend. And desperate to connect with anyone, even fallen golden boy Ashton Harper, longtime boyfriend of the girl Evelyn can never stop thinking about--beautiful, volatile, tragically dead Reid Brewer. Until a single night sends Evelyn and Ashton on a collision course that starts something neither of them can stop. With one struck match, their whole world goes up in flames. The only thing left to do is run--but leaving McNair Falls isn't as easy as just putting distance between here and there and some secrets refuse to stay left behind. A reckoning is coming...and not everyone is getting out alive.

How to Break a Boy
ISBN: 1250082862 OCLC: 940280739

Imprint 2017

A cheerleader questions whether she can quit her mean girl ways--or if she is just rotten at the core--

Winner Take All
ISBN: 1250082889 OCLC: 974672872

Imprint 2018

Attracted to Jackson by their rivalry to be the top student at their private high school, Nell falls into an intense relationship with him, but victory in their new private game may have a higher cost than she anticipates.