PRN: 80s-Inspired ‘Girl Unmoored’ Wins 8 Awards and Finalist Categories

80s-Inspired ‘Girl Unmoored’ Wins 8 Awards and Finalist Categories

Tells Story of Deep Friendship to Cross-Genre Readers

[31-May-2012]
LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Debut author Jennifer Gooch Hummer has won eight awards and finalist categories for her critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel Girl Unmoored, published in March by Fiction Studio Books. Girl Unmoored, a coming-of-age story set in 1985, has cross-over appeal for young adults and those who came of age in the 1980s. It’s been compared to Judy Blume’s 1970 novel, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret due to the engaging way it tackles tough issues such as death, grief, infidelity and intolerance.

Girl Unmoored has earned: Winner, Cross Genre, National Indie Excellence Book Awards; Winner, Best YA Fiction, Paris Book Festival; Winner, Best Teenage Fiction, San Francisco Book Festival; Winner, YA Fiction, and finalist for Best Cover Design and Chick Lit, Next Generation Indie Book Awards; and finalist for YA Fiction and Best New Fiction, International Book Awards.

Set in Maine, Girl Unmoored is about a young girl adrift in a sea of chaos. Her mother has died, her father is about to marry a wicked witch and her best friend has dumped her for a newer model. Then she meets Jesus — the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar

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