About The Author

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the author of Winger , The Marbury Lens , Passenger , Ghost Medicine , Stick , In the Path of Falling Objects, and Grasshopper Jungle.

He is a native-born Californian who spent most of his formative years traveling the world. His university studies focused on Political Science, Journalism, and Literature. He has published numerous short stories and articles. Grasshopper Jungle, a starred novel by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Shelf Awareness, is his seventh novel. He lives in Southern California.


By Andrew Smith

“Heartbreak” – that’s how they call it. This is how I feel now, this is what this book might cause to you too. It should come with a note saying: ‘open at your own risk’ or ‘put your heart aside because it might shatter’. It should come with a happy pill for you to take, it should come…

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