Crossing Boundaries: Relationships, Challenges, and Perspectives in YA Fiction

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Thu. March 23, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Crozet JMRL Library

2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932

Hosted by: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library


Pintip Dunn (The Darkest Lie), Marie Marquardt (The Radius of Us), Maria Padian (Wrecked), and Mary Thompson (Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee) discuss their complex and, at times, dark fiction for young adult readers.

Why should you attend?

“Readers’ hearts won’t stop racing as they make their way through [The Darkest Lie], whether the palpitations are caused by a tense scene, a juicy breakthrough in the plot or a bit of dreamy romance.”—RT Book Reviews

“For anyone who feels trapped or constrained by borders or barriers, Marie Marquardt’s The Radius of Us is a bold, brilliant, and decidedly timely novel that reminds us that love can still transcend it all.”—Brendan Kiely, author of All American Boys

“Padian excels at showing the messy aftermath of a sexual crime in a college community… This is a novel about truth and the damage done—to a community, to a person, and to relationships—when hard truths are hidden.”—Portland Press Herald

“Thompson expertly builds the novel’s tension to an unbearable pitch as she guides readers to a bittersweet, satisfying conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly