300 teens + 6 authors = a whole lot of fun
Jennifer Bradbury: Shift– When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.
Brent Crawford: Carter Finally Gets It– Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.
Mark Crilley: Brody’s Ghost 1-3– Brody, a broken-down street musician, finds his world changed forever when he meets Talia, a teenage ghost who asks him if he will help her complete the task that allows her to gain entrance into heaven.
Matt de la Pena: Mexican White Boy– Sixteen-year-old Danny searches for his identity amidst the confusion of being half-Mexican and half-white while spending a summer with his cousin and new friends on the baseball fields and back alleys of San Diego County, California.
Alex Flinn: Beastly– A modern retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Laura Resau: Jade Notebook– After down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mother, Layla, settle in the idyllic beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico, where Zeeta’s true love, Wendell, has an internship photographing rare sea turtles, Zeeta discovers that paradise has its dark side as she and Wendell dig deeper to unearth her elusive father’s past.
You can check these out at your local library and then come meet the authors at Litworks!