Welcome to the official Karen Avivi website.
My debut novel, Shredded is now available! It’s about rule-breaking, gravity-defying girls who shred riding freestyle BMX.
Shredded won the SCBWI Spark Award!
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“Avivi makes each event and stunt come alive. She also addresses some very important issues about how young women are frequently treated in extreme sport competitions, and how that can be changed by the young women who participate.” – Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

“I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary YA, and who also loves extreme sports and the girls who participate in them.”- Megan McCooey for Turn The Page Book Blog

“Fast paced, emotionally resonant, and high speed action: this book will play well with guys and girls… Recommended for Fans of…: STOTANS!, IRON MAN and others by Chris Crutcher… ” – Tanita Davis at Finding Wonderland

Karen spelioI’m currently writing another novel about a girl doing a fringe sport. Working title: Cut Off. If you need something to read while you wait for me to finish, I put together a Contemporary YA Suggested Summer Reading List. My latest adventure was backpacking in South America and I’m in the early planning stages of my next big trip. The Columbia icefield has been tossed around. I’d love to see it before it’s gone, but I’ll need to get a lot friendlier with my crampons and ice axe!

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