Kirsten Hubbard's debut novel, LIKE MANDARIN, was released earlier this month by Delacorte Press. It is the story of 14-year-old Grace Carpenter who would give anything to be like 17-year-old Mandarin Ramey -- the bold, carefree wild girl of their small Wyoming town.

Kirsten asked a few other YA authors to help her celebrate the release of LIKE MANDARIN by writing about the person we would have given anything to be like when we were teens. There are lots of great posts, some at Kirsten's blog, some at their own.

You can check out my post here, (spoiler: I wrote about someone famous!) and if you leave a comment, you might also win LIKE MANDARIN prizes!

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