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Jennifer Niven and Jay Asher present and sign Holding Up the Universe and What Light

In Holding Up the Universe everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed America’s Fattest Teen. But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby‘s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.   Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.  Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling and community service Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. . . . Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours. (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

In What Light, Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.   Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.   By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.   What Light is a love story that's moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable. (Razorbill)

Not your usual author presentation! Make sure you don’t miss this fun-filled holiday themed special event! 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Holding Up the Universe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385755924
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

What Light Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781595145512
Availability: Special Order
Published: Razorbill - October 18th, 2016

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