Join YA author extraordinaire David Levithan for a panel discussion with fellow authors Mariah Fredericks, Adele Griffin, and Deborah Heiligman! They'll discuss their newest books, the state of YA literature, their inner teens, and more. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Levithan's new book, Every Day, is a favorite of WORD owner Christine. Every morning, A wakes in a different person’s body, a different person’s life. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And those rules work just fine, until he meets Rhiannon. Can you truly love someone who is destined to change every day?
Mariah Fredericks' novel The Girl in the Park follows Rain as she tries to solve the mystery of her best friend's murder in Central Park, exposing the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it. She knows there was more to her friend than just the party girl that the papers are making her out to be, and she won't stop until she uncovers the truth.
Adele Griffin's newest, All You Never Wanted, will be out in October. Alex has it all—brains, beauty, popularity, and a dangerously hot boyfriend. Her little sister Thea wants it all, and she's stepped up her game to get it. Even if it means spinning the truth to win the attention she deserves. Even if it means uncovering a shocking secret her older sister never wanted to share.
In Deborah Heiligman's Intentions, Rachel's faith in the people around her is shattered by an overheard conversation in her synagogue's sanctuary. How can the adults in her life lecture her about acting with kavanah, intention, when they are constantly making such horribly wrong decisions themselves? This is a witty, honest account of navigating the daunting line between losing innocence and entering adulthood—all while figuring out who you really want to be.