To be 22

Calonita_22Boston College graduate Jen Calonita is a bestselling author of more than 30 books for teens and middle grade readers. Her books have sold more than a million copies and have been translated into 15 languages. One of her latest books is in the same vein as the movies Big and 13 going on 30, where the young protagonist seemingly ages overnight. In 12 to 22 (Delacorte Press, 2022) 12-year-old Harper flashes forward in time to when she is 22, thanks to a mysterious TikTok filter. A former entertainment journalist, Calonita is the author of the award-winning book Secrets of My Hollywood Life. She also has written books in the Fairy Tale Reform School series and Disney’s A Twisted Tale series. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Marie Claire, and Entertainment Weekly, among other outlets. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1996.

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