The Walls Around Us by WCYA Faculty Member Nova Ren Suma Is a #1 New York Times Best Seller

Congratulations to Writing for Children & Young Adults faculty member Nova Ren Suma, whose YA novel The Walls Around Us became a New York Times #1 Best Seller in March!

The Walls Around UsSuma’s suspenseful tale of three teenage girls linked by supernatural events won the 2015 Cybils Award for YA Speculative Fiction. Other accolades for The Walls Around Us include several 2015 best book lists, starred reviews from numerous publications, and an Edgar Award nomination in the Best Young Adult category. Booklist praised the story as “a powerful statement about the ease with which guilt can be assumed and innocence awarded, not only in the criminal justice system, but in our hearts—in the stories we tell ourselves.”

Nova Ren Suma is the author of four novels for young adult and middle grade readers, as well as short stories for adults and young adults. To learn more about her work, visit