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I saw it with my very own eyes (as opposed to someone else’s eyes, I guess) at the Deseret Book store in my town.  And my sister confirmed a sighting of it in Cedar City.  So…I think we can officially say that Being Sixteen is out!


I’m really proud of this book.  It’s my father’s favorite book out of anything I’ve written, published or unpublished, which means a lot to me, because he’s one of my toughest critics.  (And, this is an LDS-themed book, and he’s an agnostic, so I was especially surprised.)  It’s a book about turning sixteen. About sisters.  About family. About being strong and having faith.  And I really hope you like it, if you do decide to read it. 🙂

For a little blurb on Being Sixteen, click here.

It’s not up on Amazon yet (except for someone’s used copy), but I’m sure it will be soon. Meanwhile, if you feel so inclined, you can find it online at Barnes and Noble (where, for some reason, it is marked down quite a bit–yay!–but also the release date is given as May, which doesn’t make sense).  You can also find it at Deseret Book online or in their stores if you live near one.

+ comments (14)
  • Sandy Shin
    January 20, 2010

    YAY. This is awesome. Congratulations!

    I am definitely snatching a copy when it’s up on Amazon. 🙂

  • JoanFairbank
    January 21, 2010

    I love the cover! Did you get to choose the photograph? I think all your books so far have had very nice covers:)

  • Sara
    January 21, 2010

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to read it!
    So does that mean he likes it more than MATCHED I guess? Interesting, especially if he’s agnostic. All the more reason to want to read it… 🙂 You are just on a roll Ally!

  • Julie Dixon
    January 21, 2010


    I just read your last few updates and I am so happy for you. Congrats! You deserve it all and give other writers hope.


  • Carolyn V.
    January 21, 2010

    Wow, Ally that is very cool!

  • becca
    January 21, 2010

    It looks very pretty. I’m just thoroughly pleased!

  • Heather Moore
    January 21, 2010

    Nice cover! It’s on my to-read list . . . of course.

  • Leigh D
    January 21, 2010

    Just finished reading it tonight and LOVED it!

  • shelli johannes wells
    January 24, 2010

    awesome! 🙂

  • ally
    January 25, 2010

    Sandy, you are a sweetheart! I hope you enjoy the book!

    Joan, I didn’t get to pick the photograph. I did, however, get to ask them to make a change to it. One of the girls originally had blonde hair, and I asked if they could darken it, since the girls in the book are sisters and both have brown hair.

    Sara–yup, my dad liked this more than Matched. It’s his favorite.

    Julie-thank you! I hope all is going well with your writing!

    Carolyn, Shelli, Becca, and Heather–thank you! 🙂

    And LeighD, you totally made my week! I’m thrilled that you liked it.

  • HeatherSmith
    January 25, 2010

    This book is one of my favorites too! Definitely will have to be read more than once.

    I think the subject is important and the characters real. Still love thinking of the music scene….felt that deep.


  • Julie
    January 25, 2010

    Looking forward to reading this one! It looks lovely.

  • Susan
    January 29, 2010

    We had a sick day today and I was wondering how I was going to get through the day when I couldn’t get off the couch, but then the FedEx guy showed up with your book. Couldn’t put it down. I can’t tell you enough how much I loved it. It’s exactly my kind of book. Thanks, Ally!

  • ally
    February 1, 2010

    Susan, you are welcome! And thank YOU for reading the book and letting me know you enjoyed it. I’m so glad!

    Julie, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    And Heather S., thanks again for all your help with this one.

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