Maggie Thrash

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Maggie Thrash
Thrash at a 2015 BookExpo America panel
Thrash at a 2015 BookExpo America panel
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Period 2015–present
Genre Young adult
Notable works Honor Girl
Relatives Thomas W. Thrash Jr.(father)

Maggie Thrash is an American young adult fiction writer and memoirist, best known for her graphic novel memoir Honor Girl.

Honor Girl, Thrash's first book, was published by Candlewick Press in 2015.[1] The book describes her early life as a teenager coming out as a lesbian while attending conservative summer camp.[2][3][4] It received strongly favorable reviews[5] and was named a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the Graphic Novel/Comics category.[6]

Thrash's second book, We Know It Was You, is a mystery for young adults,[7] published in 2016 by the Simon Pulse imprint of Simon & Schuster.[8][9] It serves as the first volume in her Strange Truth series.[10] The sequel, Strange Lies, was published in October 2017.[11]

Thrash lives in Delaware[12] and is a frequent contributor to Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls.[13]


  1. ^ Biedenharn, Isabella (2015-08-07). "7 graphic novels to get lost in this fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  3. ^ Bell, Amanda (September 7, 2015). "Maggie Thrash Explains How 'Honor Girl' Is Her Coming Out Story". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  4. ^ Valdivia Rude, Mey (2017-05-02). "Drawn to Comics: 15-Year-Old Maggie Thrash Interviews Herself in This Brand New Exclusive "Honor Girl" Excerpt". Autostraddle. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  5. ^ Brosgol, Vera (2015-08-21). "Maggie Thrash's 'Honor Girl'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  6. ^ "2016 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists announced". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Honor Girl author Maggie Thrash previews her creepy new YA novel". Entertainment Weekly. March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Children's Book Review: We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash. Simon Pulse, $17.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4814-6200-6". Publishers Weekly. August 1, 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  9. ^ Westmoore, Jean (2016-10-21). "Book brief: 'We Know It Was You' by Maggie Thrash". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 
  10. ^ "WE KNOW IT WAS YOU From the "Strange Truth" series, volume 1 by Maggie Thrash". Kirkus Reviews. July 2, 2016. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ "STRANGE LIES From the "Strange Truth" series, volume 2 by Maggie Thrash". Kirkus Reviews. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Maggie Thrash, Official Publisher Page, Simon & Schuster". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  13. ^ Dar, Mahnaz (August 27, 2015). ""Honor Girl" Graphic Novelist Maggie Thrash on Identity and Girls' Spaces". School Library Journal. Retrieved 2017-08-25. 

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