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Heather Waldorf is a full-time counsellor at a North York group home for adults with developmental disabilities. She earned her B.A. in fine arts studies at York University and her B.E.d. in adult education at Brock. She wrote the first draft of Grist during a coast-to-coast camping trip. This is her second YA novel, after Fighting the Current, which came out in 2005. A short story, "Jaws Goes Moose Hunting," was published in Transition magazine in 2005.

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" Heather Waldorf manages to incorporate numerous issues in this book, and yet she does so in a way that allows the book to shine as a thoughtful, engaging read rather than feeling leaden with the weight of too much teen angst. The characters are truly winsome, well-realized and believably flawed; the small-town flavour of the community is beautifully evoked and the issues that are raised are handled sensitively but without melodrama. It is a compelling book that is peopled with characters who are utterly true-to-life; they are people I'd like to know, people whose stories I genuinely cared about.
"Highly Recommended."
-- "CM MAgazine"

"Waldorf is an interesting new author who clearly does not shy away from thorny situations."
-- "School Library Journal""Waldorf tells Char's story in a straightforward manner, navigating family harmony and conflict to a surprise conclusion. This story is recommended for aspiring writers, and for those confused about the complexities of family and intimate love." -- "Kliatt"


"[Heather] Waldorf manages to incorporate numerous issues in this book, and yet she does so in a way that allows the book to shine as a thoughtful, engaging read rather than feeling leaden with the weight of too much teen angst. The characters are truly winsome, well-realized and believably flawed; the small-town flavour of the community is beautifully evoked and the issues that are raised are handled sensitively but without melodrama. It is a compelling book that is peopled with characters who are utterly true-to-life; they are people I'd like to know, people whose stories I genuinely cared about.
"Highly Recommended."
-- "CM MAgazine"

"Waldorf is an interesting new author who clearly does not shy away from thorny situations."
-- "School Library Journal" "Waldorf tells Char's story in a straightforward manner, navigating family harmony and conflict to a surprise conclusion. This story is recommended for aspiring writers, and for those confused about the complexities of family and intimate love."
-- "Kliatt" "Heather Waldorf is undoubtedly one of Canada's finest new young adult novelists. Her first novel, "Fighting the Current," was an absolute jewel, and "Grist" is just as good. Starting off with bright, original dialogue from engaging main character Charlie and her hilariously eccentric English teacher Mr. Pollen, the plot unfolds at a steady pace until the dramatic climax where all secrets are revealed. But instead of a too-quick, letdown of a denouement, Waldorf allows the novel to take its time, rearranging all the plot strands into a new pattern, permitting heroine Charlie to see how her life isn't "destroyed" by this news, it's just going to look alittle different from what she thought. Grist is a fantastic book and should go on everyone's summer reading list."
-- "YA Reviews"



"[Heather] Waldorf manages to incorporate numerous issues in this book, and yet she does so in a way that allows the book to shine as a thoughtful, engaging read rather than feeling leaden with the weight of too much teen angst. The characters are truly winsome, well-realized and believably flawed; the small-town flavour of the community is beautifully evoked and the issues that are raised are handled sensitively but without melodrama. It is a compelling book that is peopled with characters who are utterly true-to-life; they are people I'd like to know, people whose stories I genuinely cared about.
"Highly Recommended."
-- "CM MAgazine"

"Waldorf is an interesting new author who clearly does not shy away from thorny situations."
-- "School Library Journal"
"Waldorf tells Char's story in a straightforward manner, navigating family harmony and conflict to a surprise conclusion. This story is recommended for aspiring writers, and for those confused about the complexities of family and intimate love."
-- "Kliatt"
"Heather Waldorf is undoubtedly one of Canada's finest new young adult novelists. Her first novel, "Fighting the Current," was an absolute jewel, and "Grist" is just as good. Starting off with bright, original dialogue from engaging main character Charlie and her hilariously eccentric English teacher Mr. Pollen, the plot unfolds at a steady pace until the dramatic climax where all secrets are revealed. But instead of a too-quick, letdown of a denouement, Waldorf allows the novel to take its time, rearranging all the plot strands into a new pattern, permitting heroine Charlie to see how her life isn't "destroyed" by this news, it's just going to look a little different from what she thought. Grist is a fantastic book and should go on everyone's summer reading list."
-- "YA Reviews"



"[Heather] Waldorf manages to incorporate numerous issues in this book, and yet she does so in a way that allows the book to shine as a thoughtful, engaging read rather than feeling leaden with the weight of too much teen angst. The characters are truly winsome, well-realized and believably flawed; the small-town flavour of the community is beautifully evoked and the issues that are raised are handled sensitively but without melodrama. It is a compelling book that is peopled with characters who are utterly true-to-life; they are people I'd like to know, people whose stories I genuinely cared about. "Highly Recommended." -- CM MAgazine "Waldorf is an interesting new author who clearly does not shy away from thorny situations." -- School Library Journal "Waldorf tells Char's story in a straightforward manner, navigating family harmony and conflict to a surprise conclusion. This story is recommended for aspiring writers, and for those confused about the complexities of family and intimate love." -- Kliatt "Heather Waldorf is undoubtedly one of Canada's finest new young adult novelists. Her first novel, Fighting the Current, was an absolute jewel, and Grist is just as good. Starting off with bright, original dialogue from engaging main character Charlie and her hilariously eccentric English teacher Mr. Pollen, the plot unfolds at a steady pace until the dramatic climax where all secrets are revealed. But instead of a too-quick, letdown of a denouement, Waldorf allows the novel to take its time, rearranging all the plot strands into a new pattern, permitting heroine Charlie to see how her life isn't "destroyed" by this news, it's just going to look a little different from what she thought. Grist is a fantastic book and should go on everyone's summer reading list." -- YA Reviews

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