Alison Ashley Formento’s first young adult novel, Twigs, was published in September 2013 by Merit Press/Adams Media.

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One of “fall’s hottest new books.”—North

“In a charming…small-town drama, Madeline ‘Twigs’ Henry navigates family secrets, boyfriend troubles and a friendship with a spirited older woman. The larger-than-life characters and gestures bring humor and action to the story…. Twigs is a compellingly flawed character, and [her] growth is palpable.” – Kirkus Reviews

twigspage“Alison Ashley Formento really does a great job in knitting together a heart-wrenching and emotional read that perfectly portrays the trials a young girl has to go through to figure out who she really is and where she fits in this crazy world.” — The Young Folks blog

UnknownTwigs is a unique coming-of-age story with a vivid cast of truly unforgettable characters.”— Kieran Scott, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the He’s So/She’s So Trilogy

“I think there are many teens out there who can relate to at least one or more of the life-changing events that Twigs goes through, whether it’s embarking on the scary adventure of going to college or getting used to a new significant other in their parent’s life. I found this book to be entertaining and a great summer read.” – The Real Bookshelves of Room 918