Katie Zhao

Cindy Seip

Katie Zhao is the author of the middle-grade fantasy novel The Dragon Warrior and its sequel, The Fallen Hero. In How We Fall Apart (Bloomsbury Y.A.), Zhao’s young adult debut, Jamie, an elite prep school student, turns up dead. Her former best friend, Nancy Luo, and her friends become prime suspects thanks to the “Proctor,” someone anonymously incriminating them via the school’s social media app. Because they all used to be Jamie’s closest friends, she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow, the Proctor knows them, too. And as the past threatens the future they have so carefully crafted, Nancy starts to suspect that her friends may also be keeping secrets. School Library Connection said “part thriller, part mystery, Katie Zhao weaves a suspenseful read that will have readers on the edge of their seat.”