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Brendan Halpin

Brendan Halpin

·3.6·10,207 Ratings
“ This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Losing My Faculties: A Teacher's Story

    2004·
    ·3.86·328 Ratings
    I am just one of those rare and probably defective people who really enjoy the company of teenagers.Brendan Halpin’s It Takes a Worried Man—a memoir of how he and his family dealt with his wife’s battle against breast cancer—was praised for its ca
  • Dear Catastrophe Waitress

    2007·
    ·3.64·222 Ratings
    Mark thinks he has found The One in college. When Raquel abruptly takes off for Los Angeles to become a rock star, Mark tries to be happy for her–until ROCK-L’s first single sweeps the airwaves–a song about Mark’s stamina entitled “Two Minute Ma
  • Donorboy

    2004·
    ·3.66·480 Ratings
    Rosalind had two mommies. Now, thanks to a tragic accident involving foodstuffs, she has none. And Sean, the sperm donor responsible for half her DNA (and nothing else), is taking custody. Rosalind finds herself adjusting to a new life that seems both hat
  • It Takes a Worried Man

    2003·
    ·4.15·151 Ratings
  • A Really Awesome Mess

    2013·
    ·3.62·1,563 Ratings
    A hint of Recovery Road, a sample of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and a cut of Juno. A Really Awesome Mess is a laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching/heart-warming story of two teenagers struggling to find love and themselves.Two teenagers. Two very bumpy
  • The Half-Life of Planets

    2010·
    ·3.64·564 Ratings
    Lianna is an aspiring planetary scientist and also a kissing addict. This summer, though, she plans to spend every kiss-worthy hour in the lab, studying stars. Hank has never been kissed. He's smart and funny and very socially awkward, because he's got As
  • Notes from the Blender

    2011·
    ·3.48·1,401 Ratings
    Declan loves death metal--particularly from Finland. And video games--violent ones. And internet porn--any kind, really. He goes to school with Neilly Foster and spends most of his classroom time wondering what it might be like to know her, to talk to her
  • Shutout

    2010·
    ·3.87·377 Ratings
    Amanda and Lena have been soccer stars and best friends for years, but now, when Amanda makes the junior varsity team and Lena makes the varsity, Amanda finds herself increasingly shut out of her friend's life. Suddenly, everything Amanda took for granted
  • Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom

    2013·
    ·3.78·1,839 Ratings
    Lucas and Tessa have always had a close friendship. So it's no surprise when Lucas finally realizes his true feeling for Tessa and he asks her to Prom. What no one expected, especially Lucas, was for Tessa to come out as a lesbian-or for Tessa's decision
  • Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance

    2012·
    ·3.75·151 Ratings
    It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut. This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied—socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and
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