Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones

by Abby Cooper (Author)

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper is a feel-good middle grade debut with just a dash of magic... Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. At first it was just "cute" and "adorable," but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like "loser" and "pathetic" appear, and those words bubble up and itch. And then there are words like "interesting," which she's not really sure how to feel about. Now, at age twelve, she's starting middle school, and just when her friends who used to accept and protect her are drifting away, she receives an anonymous note saying "I know who you are, and I know what you're dealing with. I want to help." As Elyse works to solve the mystery of who is sending her these notes, she also finds new ways to accept who she is and to become her best self.

Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper:

Genre: Contemporary Romance


In the quaint town of Willow Creek, Colorado, two souls are about to embark on a journey of love, laughter, and self-discovery. Ryan Matthews is a successful businessman who has returned home to Willow Creek to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. He finds himself drawn to Emily Thompson, a quiet and reserved librarian. As they spend more time together, they realize that there is more to each other than meets the eye.

Ryan and Emily find themselves entangled in a web of secrets, misunderstandings, and past hurts. They must navigate their feelings for each other while dealing with the challenges that life throws their way. Along the journey, they learn valuable lessons about friendship, forgiveness, and the true meaning of love.

Set against the backdrop of small-town charm and the beauty of the Colorado mountains, "Sticks & Stones" is a poignant and heartwarming tale that explores the complexities of human relationships and the power of love to overcome obstacles.

Themes Explored:

  • Love and Relationships
  • Second Chances
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Small-Town Charm
  • Self-Discovery

Why Readers Will Love It:

  • Relatable and Well-Developed Characters
  • Engaging and Heartwarming Storyline
  • Exploration of Universal Themes
  • Beautiful Setting
  • Emotional and Satisfying Read

About the Author:

Abby Cooper is a bestselling romance author who has captured the hearts of readers worldwide with her heartwarming and emotionally resonant stories. Known for her ability to create deeply relatable characters and captivating storylines, Cooper has become a favorite among contemporary romance enthusiasts.


288 pages