The Undecided

tu_fcCheck out the latest award and press release for The Undecided!

Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, The Undecided by Robin Donaruma, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

In the battle between good and evil Lucas Aarons is on the front-line. Only he doesn’t know it . . . that is until his 18th birthday.

Literary Classics Top Honors Book Awards honoring excellence in literature for children and young adults

Literary Classics Top Honors Book Awards honoring excellence in literature for children and young adults

Lucas, a high-school senior, has moved more times than he cares to remember. Each move is preceded by a series of foreboding dreams. But when his 18th birthday approaches, his parents finally fill him in on the inconceivable truth behind the dreams and their connection to his role in projecting light into a darkening world. — It would appear that Lucas is predetermined to be the leader of a White Army whose mission it is to save the undecided. The undecided are neither good nor evil; they are the grays, those who have yet to choose between light and darkness.

The Undecided is an exceptionally inventive work of young adult fantasy fiction. Author Robin Donaruma has created a cast of characters that run the gamut from endearing and genuinely likable to downright chilling. Her use of symbolism and spiritual parallels help forge a depth to this novel which makes it all the more praiseworthy. This book is highly recommended.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations.   To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at http://www.clcawards.org or http://www.childrensliteraryclassics.com


Did you know that Stony Creek, the small town highlighted in The Undecided is an actual town in Branford, Connecticut?! Check out these pictures which helped to inspire Lucas Aarons’ character and story.

IMG_1071Stony Creek Pizza overlooking the Long Island Sound.

IMG_1105Inside Stony Creek Market famous for pizza and amazing breakfast sandwiches!

IMG_1107The beloved bialy.

IMG_1099Lenny’s Indian Head Inn! Famous for the Fisherman’s Platter full of fried goodness!

IMG_1094I kid you not. So, so good. I’m sure it’s fat free too and it’s all kinds of fish, so it’s actually really good for you!

IMG_1091 Inside of Lenny’s.

IMG_1089The deck outside of Lenny’s overlooking the marsh. Funny tidbit: I made up the part about there being a live band / open mic every weekend, but turns out there is one!

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IMG_1136Branford High School!

IMG_1182One of the Thimble Islands, my inspiration for Lucas’ island retreat.

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