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RETURN TO PARADISE by Simone Elkeles Debuts at #6 on NYT Bestseller List!
Sep 09, 2010  |  Comments (5)

Breaking News: Flux Celebrates Its First
New York Times Bestseller

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles Debuts at the #6 Spot on the NYT Children's Fiction Bestseller List (Sept. 19, 2010)

NYT Bestseller List 9/19/10

For the first time, a Flux title graces the New York Times Children's Bestseller list! We at Flux are so proud to announce that Return to Paradise has debuted at the #6 spot on the list, the second book by Simone Elkeles that has had this honor, the first being Rules of Atttraction, which was published by Walker. Return to Paradise was released on September 1, 2010 and will appear in the September 19th issue of The New York Times Book Review.  

From all if us here at Flux, thank you for making 2010 such a great year. It's a wonderful feeling to head into our fifth year of publishing with such an important milestone under our belt.  


Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Return to Paradise About the Book: Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.  

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.  

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.  

Read an excerpt.

"At once laugh-out-loud funny and tearjerkingly sad, this heartrending novel is impossible to put down."—RT Book Reviews  

Simone ElkelesAbout Simone Elkeles: Simone Elkeles is the author of Leaving Paradise and four other Flux novels, including How to Ruin Your Summer Vacation and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Repuation. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Rules of Attraction (Walker). A popular speaker at libraries around the country, when the author is not writing she TiVos reality television and watches teen movies. She lives near Chicago with her family and two dogs.

"Elkeles creates raw emotions, dialogue, and high-school ambience that’s just right… [A] delicate, delicious love story."—BOOKLIST  

"Elkeles writes convincingly about family tensions, retreating from painful reality, and teens outgrowing their old skins." —School Library Journal

Congratulations to Simone!

Posted by: Tricia O'Reilly, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator

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