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Amy Zhang used to have lots of imaginary friends. When people told her to grow up, she turned her imaginary friends into characters and started telling their stories. When she isn't writing, she can be found playing piano, hitting balls on the tennis court, or struggling through her weekly existential crisis. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

Amy Zhang is the author of books: Falling into Place, This Is Where the World Ends, Memento Mori, Dumpling Sisters Cookbook: Over 100 Favourite Recipes From A Chinese Family Kitchen, The Cartographers, Gram�tica del ingl�s: Paso a paso 1, What-a-Doodle-Do

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Inertia, force, mass, gravity, velocity, acceleration... cause and effect.

Liz Emerson doesn't understand any of it.

But I do.

I understand how we fall. Where we fall. Why we fall.

I understand her sadness and loneliness and silence, her shattered heart.

It doesn't have to be this way, does it?

It wasn't always this way, was it?

Stay alive, Liz Emerson, stay alive.

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton's laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? The nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High's most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn't understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn't understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang's haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.
Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivien moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It’s the perfect friendship—as long as no one finds out about it. But then Janie goes missing and everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt.

Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in a second novel.
I is about Mori Lee Monroe, who a) writes letters to dead people, b) is spectacularly unlucky, and c) is dying of AIDS. Told in Mori's letters to the dead, the story follows Mori and her (also soon-to-be-dead) friend, Finch, as she risks her life to take a final road trip in search of immortality (and to visit everything on her list of Places to Eat Before I Die). Their route ends at her meticulously chosen cemetary plot, because Mori knows that in doing something spectacular enough for her name to live forever, eating her weight in chocolate-covered bacon, and (maybe) falling in love, she will probably lose her life.
Amy and Julie Zhang have been showing their massive YouTube following just how with their homemade Chinese recipes. Now, in their debut cookbook, the Dumpling Sisters share their greatest hits: delicious dim sum, black bean ribs, one-pot chicken rice, honey hoisin pork, wonton noodle soup and a whole host of sweet things like coconut and black sesame ice cream.

This is Chinese food at its best, from the heart of a family kitchen.
Forthcoming from Greenwillow/HarperCollins
Finally! A simplified approach to English grammar written especially for Spanish speakers who have no prior knowledge of either English or Spanish grammar. This book covers basic punctuation and capitalization in English, the verbs to be and to have, contractions, and much more. It also includes a dictionary with all words used in the books and more than 1,000 exercises with answers.