The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

Amazon Best Books of 2014: Teen & Young Adult
Fall 2014 Kids' Indie Next List Selection
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Finalist for RT Book Reviews Best YA Contemporary Novel of the Year
A Capitol Choices Selection
Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A School Library Journal Top Fiction Pick
A Romantic Times Top Pick
An Autumn 2014 Kids' Indie Next List Selection

Two-time National Book Award finalist Adele Griffin offers an ingenious fictional take on celebrity biography, as told in first person interviews through the eyes of Addison Stone's parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, critics, and more-punctuated in full color with Addison's artwork, photographs, and emails. When it comes to Addison's untimely and mysterious death, nobody escapes unscathed.

"[An] intricate, intoxicating novel . . . This compelling story can be read on many levels, from a multi-voiced meditation on a brief, bright life in the Big Apple to an exploration of the biographer’s almost impossible task: the discovery and distillation of another’s complex self."
—Washington Post

"Compelling and tragic from the very first page.... [the interspersed media layers] level upon level of reality to the story. Readers will be fascinated with the novel and caught up in the drama right up to the end."
—School Library Journal, Starred Review

“A terrific experiment, something fresh and hard to put down. It gives a sense of both the artistic temperament and the nature of madness—and the sometimes thin line in between.” —Booklist, Starred Review

"Resembles an in-depth article one might read in The New Yorker . . . a compelling fictional biography."
—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

"An acute examination of a young woman’s troubled mind as much as it’s a mystery . . . that she remains an enigma, even at the fascinating novel’s end, somehow makes Addison’s death all the more harrowing."
—Boston Globe