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Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
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Writer & Storyteller

Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
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Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
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Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
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WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF

Where You See Yourself combines an unforgettable coming-of-age tale and a swoon-worthy romance in this story about a girl who's determined to follow her dreams.

PRAISE FOR WHERE YOU SEE YOURSELF

“An absolutely necessary and affirming

addition to YA shelves.”

— BuzzFeed Books

“A refreshing and empowering debut.
Via upbeat and honest prose, Forrest expertly communicates one wheelchair user’s challenges of navigating an ableist world. Pitch-perfect rom-com moments bursting with dry humor balance mature reflections on relationships, personal agency, and disability advocacy.”

— Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An effervescent, emotional story with all the makings of an instant YA classic."

— Bookpage

“Affirming, uplifting, and thoughtful.”

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With its themes of friendship, identity, and community, this is an ideal novel for readers who are readying for college and for whatever comes next in life.”

— Booklist

Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller

Claire Forrest is a writer of young adult novels, picture books, and essays. 

She is a graduate of Hamline University’s Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Her critical thesis focused on the importance of allowing disabled authors to tell their own authentic stories. Claire is represented by Patricia Nelson of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, Claire is looking for her next book to read and enjoys swimming, attending concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and befriending every dog she meets. She currently lives on the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Očeti Šakówin and Wahpekute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
Claire Forrest, Writer & Storyteller
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