Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Mad, One of Those Hideous Novels Where the Mother Dies, What My Mother Doesn't Know, and its companion, What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know are four novels-in-verse by Sonya Sones. A Christopher Prize, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry have all been given to her publications. The coolest award she ever received was when What My Mother Doesn't Know reached the ALA's Top Ten Most Challenged Books list three times. In California, she lives near the shore. SonyaSones.com is where you can find her.