Not If I See You First and A Tragic Kind of Wonderful are published in English in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines by the Poppy imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR), of the Hachette Book Group.

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  1. Kirsten Kappet says:

    I´m a teacher for mentally and emotionally handicapped kids and juveniles in Germany. My pupils are mostly between 14 and 18 years old.
    I just love to read YA novels in English, I have not yet fully analyzed why. Perhaps it has something to do with the raw emotions, the idealism, the in between time….
    Anyway, Your two books are so special. I also read (about bipolar disorder): “When we collided” and “the mirror world of Melody Black” Both writers wrote, that they themselves know how it is to live with bipolar disorder. So I´m really astonished how you can do it: How can you write about a female blind 16 year old person, when you´re neither female nor blind.
    I liked both books so much:” Not if I see you first” for all the insights like: how could I have thought, this one stupid thing was more true than everything else….
    A tragic kind of wonderful I liked so much, that I read it two times in a row, and it is still difficult for me to say good-bye to Mel and David.
    So, I´m looking forward to your next book!

    • Eric says:

      I think I enjoy reading (and writing) YA for much the same reasons. I’m so glad you enjoyed both of my books, Kirsten – thank you for the nice words!

  2. Emilea Padgett says:

    Hello Mr. Lindstrom,

    My name is Emilea Padgett, I am a freshman in HN English 2. Our teacher gave us a book project and allowed us to pick any book we wanted. I read “A Tragic Kind of Wonderful” over the summer. It is by far one of my favorite/best books I’ve ever read, so I chose to do it. For our book project, the teacher gave us 60 or so ideas to chose from. Write or email the author was not on the list, but here I am. I might ask a few questions about the book, or I might tell you how much I love this book. I have yet to decide.
    First let me say, I have never read a book this great by a male author. Most male authors don’t write books that I am drawn to or are par say “my taste”. BUT (and its a big but) this book is defiantly my type of book to read! I am amazed that a male author could write a book like this and nothing against male authors. My mom actually bought this book for herself, and she thought I might like it so she let me read it. I personally don’t think she will ever get it back.
    There are so many great parts of this book, so many exciting things going on. I would have to say my favorite character is probably the main character Mel. She is almost like my mom. My mom has bipolar disorder and all that good stuff. Mel reminds me of her in many aspects. I never knew what the “hamster is active, hummingbird is flying, hammerhead is cruising, hanniganimal is up” meant until I read that in chapter 4; it said what it meant when her and the Dr. Jordan made it up.
    I do have a few questions about the book. What inspired you to write a book of this type? Did someone in your family or a close friend live like this, or had this happen in their lives? Thank you for writing a book this amazing. I look forward to reading “Not iI I See You First” later on in the year.
    Thanks again,
    Emilea Padgett

    • Eric says:

      Hi Emilea – thanks so much for all the kind words. ☺

      My novel Not If I See You First was about a girl named Parker who was particularly honest and forthright. In part this was because she was blind and had to rely on others to tell her about her surroundings, and she needed what they said to be true because she couldn’t see for herself if they were lying or hiding something. When it came time to write my next book, I decided to go the other direction and tell a story about a girl who had lots of things she wanted to hide from everyone.

      But I didn’t just want her to keep things secret because she was ashamed of them. It called to mind when I got diagnosed, as an adult, with Major Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, and started taking medication. I didn’t tell anyone for years. Not because I was ashamed of it, but because a lot of people act weird around anyone who has mental illness. Just like in Not If I See You First, where many people acted weird around Parker because she’s blind, I decided to write about a girl with a mental illness, and for her to keep it secret to avoid people acting weird around her.

      In A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful, I didn’t give Mel the conditions I have because I wanted to have her cope with a more severe illness. I can’t know what it’s really like to have bipolar disorder – no one who doesn’t have it can – but I have enough personal experience with some of its symptoms that I felt able to write about it.

      Thanks for your note, Emilea. Best wishes to you and your mom.


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