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Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

Dear Librarian:

While writing my new YA novel BEAUTIFUL, I felt captured by the story, characters and themes. I explored what is beautiful on the inside, the outside and throughout all of life.

I hope readers will be lost in the story as well. I had fun adding an anonymous teen blogger and the ever-present conversations in text messaging to further capture teen life today.

However, the core of the story is timeless: girls searching for their place in the world while seeking their own worth and unique beauty.

Ellie is beautiful, driven and going places; and she's running from her inner fears. Her sister Megan is the creative outcast and wears the bad girl label well. A tragedy will draw them together as it pulls apart what they've always known.

I'm giving away five copies of BEAUTIFUL chosen randomly! You can enter by writing me via twitter, email, or on my website.

I hope the story incites readers to find beauty in surprising places all around and within their lives.

Cindy Martinusen Coloma

Beautiful / Cindy Martinusen-Coloma / Thomas Nelson

Price: $12.99 / ISBN: 978-1595543578 / Published: November, 2009

Ages 14-18 / Young Adult

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