Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meet Heidi Kling, Nina LaCour, and Jandy Nelson tomorrow

I've talked about this event before - I know I have - but I just want to remind anyone who can get to the Bay Area to come to our Reality Bites: Teen Realistic Fiction Panel with Heidi Kling, Nina LaCour, and Jandy Nelson. It's at Kepler's tomorrow, Thursday June 10, at 7:00 p.m. Come and meet three of our favorite new writers of teen realistic fiction:

Heidi R. Kling: Sea
Still haunted by nightmares of her mother's death, Sienna Jones reluctantly travels to Indonesia with her father's relief team to help tsunami orphans with their post-traumatic stress disorder. The last thing she expects is to fall for Deni, a brooding Indonesian boy who lives at the orphanage. When Deni hears a rumor that his father may be alive, Sienna doesn't think twice about running away with him to the epicenter of the disaster. Unfortunately, what they find there could break both their hearts.

For my review of Sea click here.

Nina LaCour: Hold Still
Ingrid left a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope in the wake of her best friend's suicide. With the help of family and friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and realize that true friendship didn't die with Ingrid.

Jandy Nelson: The Sky Is Everywhere
Lennie Walker plays second clarinet and lives in her sister, Bailey's, shadow. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage and finds herself struggling to balance two boys: Toby , Bailey's boyfriend; whose grief mirrors her own and Joe, a transplant from Paris whose grin is matched by his musical talent. For Lennie, one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But they can't collide without the world exploding.

For my review of The Sky is Everywhere click here

There will be door prizes (oh I hope it'll be aphrodisiac roses), maybe even cupcakes. But I know it'll be a lot of fun. So come and join us.

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