Adele Griffin

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Adele Griffin at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.

Adele Griffin (b. July 29, 1970) is the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels for young adults, including the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award Finalists.


Inspired by the book Edie: An American Girl, edited by Jean Stein and George Plimpton, The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone is a documentary-style biography of a brilliant and destructive New York Street artist Addison Stone, now deceased. Presented as an oral history, the novel is illustrated with photos, illustrations, newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as reproductions of the artist's work

All You Never Wanted is the story of a sibling rivalry between Alex, an attractive, popular girl, and her younger sister, Thea, who embarks on a campaign to usurp Alex's status.

Tighter is a retelling of Henry James' classic Turn of the Screw

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • 2014 The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, Amazon Best Books 2014: Teen & Young Adult, School Library Journal Best Book 2014
  • 2013 Loud Awake & Lost Booklist Editor's Choice, ALA Best Book for 2013
  • 2012 All You Never Wanted
  • 2011 Tighter: Kirkus Best Book
  • 2005 Where I Want to Be: National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Best Book, ALA Best Book
  • 2002 Amandine: Publishers Weekly Best Book, ALA Best Book
  • 2001 Hannah Divided: Booklist Editor’s Choice
  • 1998 The Other Shepards: SLJ Best Book, ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • 1997 Sons of Liberty: National Book Award Finalist,[1] ALA Best Book[2]


  • The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone (2014)
  • Loud Awake and Lost (2013)
  • All You Never Wanted (2012)
  • Tighter (2011)
  • The Julian Game (2010)
  • Picture the Dead (2010)
  • V Is for Vampire (2009)
  • The Knaveheart’s Curse (2008)
  • Vampire Island (2007)
  • My Almost Epic Summer (2006)
  • Where I Want to Be (2005)
  • Overnight (2004)
  • Hannah, Divided (2003)
  • Dive (2002)
  • Amandine (2000)
  • Witch Twins series (1999-2001)
  • The Other Shepards (1998)
  • Sons of Liberty (1997)
  • Split Just Right (1996)
  • Rainy Season (1996)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Book Awards - 1997". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "1998 Best Books for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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