Aug 02, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
We are pleased to welcome Young Adult (YA) author Becky Albertalli (SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA) to read from, discuss, and sign copies of her book on Sunday, August 2 at 4PM. She is bringing along debut author Alexandra Sirowy, (THE CREEPING), whose book releases August 18.
Please join us for a special afternoon to discuss new YA books with Becky, Alexandra, and other guests TBD. You may also pre-purchase copies of either or both books, so even if you can’t make the event, you can get a personalized copy for you or a friend.
About SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA from Balzer + Bray: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.
About THE CREEPING from Simon & Schuster: Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.
Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy—but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She’s got a great best friend, a hookup with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her.
Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.
And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.