Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

Congratulations and a major woo-HOO to regional member Debbie Levy for the upcoming July 16 release of IMPERFECT SPIRAL!

IMPERFECT-SPIRAL-cover-image-198x300Danielle Snyder’s summer job as a babysitter takes a tragic turn when Humphrey, her five-year-old charge, runs into traffic to chase down his football.  Immediately Danielle is caught up in the machinery of tragedy:  police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and—when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien—a politically charged immigration debate.  Danielle’s thoughts are on Humphrey—her funny, fun, peculiar “Humpty” and the two months they spent together—but all around her, friends and strangers seem focused on everything and everyone else.

Imperfect Spiral is about a tragedy, a community’s search for someone or something to blame, and a teenage girl’s realization that sometimes the most, and the least, you can do is try to stop one bad thing from leading to another.  It’s also a story of deep connection between two slightly oddball souls—Danielle and Humphrey—that transcends age and, in some ways, even death.

“. . . a heartfelt drama that touches on the themes of friendship, love, fear, and death. . . . Readers will find a relevant and inspiring story. . . .”
—ALAN (Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE) Picks

“Levy’s unflinching look at pain is masterful.  The narrative fluidly moves from lighter moments with Humphrey to the darkness of grief, avoiding false sentimentality.”
—Kirkus Reviews

To celebrate Debbie’s new novel, Politics and Prose Bookstore will be hosting a BOOK LAUNCH PARTY at the Bethesda Library on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

        Bethesda Library
        7400 Arlington Road
        Bethesda, MD 20814
        7:00 to 9:00 pm

Please respond to by July 12th if you care to attend. Until then, congratulations again, Debbie! Your book sounds wonderful and I love the gorgeous cover.

Happy writing and drawing, everyone! 🙂


About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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2 Responses to Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy

  1. I absolutely love this novel! It is beautifully written, and the reader gets such a strong sense of Danielle and Humphrey as complex, engaging characters that they feel like real people. Wow, that is fiction writing at its best. Congratulations to Debbie!

  2. Debbie Levy says:

    You are very kind, Mary! And to other SCBWI folks, please don’t hesitate to come to the book launch on July 18 even if you aren’t able to RSVP!

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