Deb Caletti (born June 16, 1963) is an American writer of young adult and adult fiction. Caletti is a National Book Award finalist, and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book medalist, as well as the recipient of other numerous awards including the PEN USA finalist award, the Josette Frank Award for Fiction, the Washington State Book Award, and SLJ Best Book award. Caletti's books feature the Pacific Northwest, and her young adult work is popular for tackling difficult issues typically reserved for adult fiction. Her first adult fiction novel, He's Gone, was published by Random House in 2013, and was followed by several other books for adults, in addition to her many books for teens.
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You either have chemistry or you don't, and you better have it, or it's like kissing some relative. But chemistry, listen to me, you got to be careful. Chemistry is like those perfume ads, the ones that look so interesting and mysterious but you don't even know at first what they're even selling. Or those menu's without the prices. Mystery and intrigue are gonna cost you. Great looking might mean something very expensive, and I don't mean money. What I'm saying is, chemistry is a place to start, not an end point.
You can forget that other people carry pieces of your own story around in their heads. I've always thought—put together all those random pieces from everyone whose ever known you, from your parents to the guy who once sat next to you on a bus, and you'd probably see a fuller version of your life than you even did while living it.