HarperCollins confirmed the death of Louise Rennison, author of The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, according to The Bookseller.

“Nobody wrote for teenagers like she did, she understood them, their lives and their extraordinary and powerful friendships,” said HarperCollins in a statement. “In life, as in her writing, she brought joy and laughter. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and the readers whose lives she has touched for almost 20 years.”

The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series followed the life of Georgia Nicolson as she navigated her way through high school. First published in the U.K. in 1999 before being published across the pond, the first and second books in the ten-book series were adapted into films. Her second series, the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, earned her the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2010.

In 2008, Rennison earned the title Queen of Teen, marking her place as one of the most loved YA authors in the U.K.

No further details on her death are available. Our thoughts are with Rennison’s family.

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