It’s coming up on LitWorks time! Can you believe it has already been a year?
For the six weeks before LitWorks we’re going to spotlight one of the authors and artists you’ll have a chance to meet at this year’s LitWorks Teen Book Fest. This week, it’s Julie Buxbaum, author of What to Say Next, Tell Me Three Things, and more.
What to Say Next
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?
Tell Me Three Things
Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week as a junior at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?
In case you haven’t heard, LitWorks is an annual Teen Book Fest organized by Ridgewood High School and The Eisenhower Library. Each year, we bring six Young Adult authors to meet the teens of Norridge and Harwood Heights. There’s a big group meet and greet with all our guests and break out sessions where you’ll get a chance to hear more from each individual author. There are prizes and giveaways throughout the day and an autograph signing party too. Not to mention enough food to feed an army. The best part? LitWorks is free for teenagers (and only $5.00 for adults.)
This year, LitWorks is on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Find more info at litworksbookfest.weebly.com