Picture of author.

Deb Caletti

Autor(a) de Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

26+ Works 5,022 Membros 287 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Image credit: Author photograph by Nancy LeVine


Obras por Deb Caletti

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart (2004) 687 exemplares
The Nature of Jade (2007) 649 exemplares
Wild Roses (2005) 452 exemplares
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye (2008) 380 exemplares
Stay (2011) 369 exemplares
The Queen of Everything (2002) 347 exemplares
A Heart in a Body in the World (2018) 337 exemplares
He's Gone (2013) 322 exemplares
The Secret Life of Prince Charming (2009) 287 exemplares
The Six Rules of Maybe (2010) 243 exemplares
The Story of Us (2012) 187 exemplares
The Last Forever (2014) 145 exemplares
Hotel Angeline: A Novel in 36 Voices (2011) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Essential Maps for the Lost (2016) 110 exemplares
The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel (1900) 74 exemplares

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum



Gr 9 Up—A classmate's unwanted advances lead 16-year-old Ivy on a cross-country road trip to get an abortion.
Caletti's examination of the stigma surrounding abortion, small-town conservative attitudes, and support from
sometimes unlikely places make Ivy's journey a must-read for all young adult readers.
BackstoryBooks | 2 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |
A good book about a quiet girl who falls for a bad guy. The portrait of fiery, irrational young love is well done, but the fiery, irrational senior citizens who help our heroine find her way are what makes this story stand out. (I personally enjoyed that the heroine's mom was a public librarian.)
LibrarianDest | 18 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Disclaimer. This book has a lot of triggers. It casts a long and heavy shroud over every event in the book, which makes every emotionally taut-filled like a never-ending sense of anguish and foreboding lurking around each corner. This book was a lot. There were so many complex societal issues crammed within this book like gender roles and expectations, sexual assault, gun violence, PTSD, activism, dealing with grief and so much more. Most of these topics I felt were short-changed by the ambiguous nature of how the trauma is presented to the reader. What exactly caused the trauma is only revealed at the end of the book, which unfortunately does a disservice to the overall message. A message that is probably still very unclear to me, if I am being honest with myself. I sympathize with Annabelle a lot but I did not feel it necessary to turn her tragedy into a psychological mystery. Every vague recollection of the past or observation of the future felt like I was being pulled into two different directions. Either I was constantly feeling targeted and regulated into the constraints of a world in the wake of the Me Too movement. Or do I have to constantly live in terror and anticipation for the next mass shooting? It was an exhausting experience just trying to finish reading this book. If you had a different experience than mine, great. This book just wasn't for me.… (mais)
OnniAdda | 22 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
Deb Caletti always writes timely stories that explore the nuances of being female. While she writes for a young adult audience, her themes cross age barriers and are meaningful for readers of all ages. In Plan A, she presents a story that could be ripped from the headlines and does so in a way that makes you ache for the suffering of every person with a uterus in this post-Roe era.

Plan A is a beautiful story. Ms. Caletti approaches her subject matter with care. Never too preachy, she lets her characters share pertinent facts. Where Ms. Caletti shines, however, is in showcasing her characters' emotional toil. Not only do we see firsthand the turmoil Ivy experiences, but we also get to see how Ivy's story impacts her family and her boyfriend.

Plan A is not an easy read, but it is so powerful. Ms. Caletti perfectly captures the fears, loneliness, doubt, and general shock of an unexpected pregnancy. She does so while exploring the idea of choice. Again, she never pontificates. Neither does she condemn others for their beliefs. Instead, she presents one girl's situation and experiences that will, hopefully, allow readers to understand and empathize. Plan A is one of those books I want everyone to read. It is a subject that only Ms. Caletti could tackle, and I'm glad she did.
… (mais)
jmchshannon | 2 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Elizabeth George Contributor
Frances McCue Contributor
Sean Beaudoin Contributor
Clyde Ford Contributor
Suzanne Selfors Contributor
Kevin Emerson Contributor
David Lasky Contributor
Ed Skoog Contributor
Carol Cassella Contributor
Erik Larson Contributor
Dave Boling Contributor
Jamie Ford Contributor
Peter Mountford Contributor
Craig Welch Contributor
Greg Stump Contributor
Karen Finneyfrock Contributor
Kit Bakke Contributor
Teri Hein Contributor
Kathleen Alcalá Contributor
Kevin O'Brien Contributor
Julia Quinn Contributor
Susan Wiggs Contributor
Stephanie Kallos Contributor
Indu Sundaresan Contributor
Stacey Levine Contributor
William Dietrich Contributor
Erica Bauermeister Contributor
Robert Dugoni Contributor
Mary Guterson Contributor
Nancy Rawles Contributor
Garth Stein Contributor
Jarret Middleton Contributor
Nancy Pearl Foreword


Also by
½ 3.7
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos