Summer Lovin' 2.0 - An Evening of Young Adult Authors

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

Special event for teens!

Book Passage is thrilled to welcome five YA authors from Simon and Schuster's Summer Lovin' 2.0 Tour to discuss their new and upcoming books.

Infinite Sky ($17.99) is the story of Iris, who, just two months after her mother abandons her family, watches a family of gypsies set up an illegal camp in the paddock by her house. The gypsy boy, Trick, is restless and warm and full of life and Iris feels as though she understands him completely. But Trick may not be what he seems, and as Iris struggles to find where her loyalties lie, all of the vulnerability and anger that surrounds her collides in an unspeakable tragedy. C.J. Flood, also known as Chelsey Flood, graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 with an MA in creative writing. She has won several prizes and awards for her writing, including the Curtis Brown Award. Infinite Sky is her debut novel and she is currently working on her next book in Bristol. 

The Treatment ($17.99), the thrilling sequel to The Program, follows Sloane and James as they try to survive the lies and secrets surrounding them. On the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program, they’re not out of danger yet. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go. Suzanne Young currently lives in Tempe, Arizona, where she teaches high school English. When not writing obsessively, Suzanne can be found searching her own tragic memories for inspiration. She is the author of several books for teens, including The Program, The Treatment, A Need So Beautiful, and A Want So Wicked

A private, high school senior gets an unwanted turn in the spotlight when a Facebook scandal goes viral after prom in #scandal ($17.99), a comedic, edgy novel from the author of The Book of Broken Hearts and Bittersweet. When Lucy's best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, Lucy accepts with a smile, even though she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time. When Cole surprises her at the after-party with a kiss, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of...and the biggest BFF dealbreaker ever. Then Lucy’s Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising photos of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral. Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of #scandal, The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Fixing Delilah, and Twenty Boy Summer

Ever since the car accident that killed his identical twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by the secrets of that night. He has only one chance to make amends and set things right. He must find a thin space—a point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough to step through to the other side. But when a new girl moves into the exact same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling--of all his secrets. Jody Casella has been writing stories since the age of seven. She majored in creative writing at Rhodes College and started an MFA at the University of Memphis. Then in a moment of fear at the sheer impracticality of being a poet, she quit writing, earned an MA, and started teaching. After a stint working and raising children, she’s grateful to be back writing full-time. Thin Space ($16.99) is her debut novel.


Infinite Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481406581
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 20th, 2014

True love is never lost--but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel.

The Treatment Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442445833
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon Pulse - April 29th, 2014

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called "chilling and suspenseful."

How do you stop an epidemic?

#Scandal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481401241
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - June 17th, 2014

A private, high school senior gets an unwanted turn in the spotlight when a Facebook scandal goes viral after prom in this comedic, edgy novel from the author of The Book of Broken Hearts and Bittersweet.

Thin Space Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582704357
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words - September 10th, 2013

There's a fine line between the living and the dead, and Marshall is determined to cross it in this gut-wrenching debut novel.