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BK: NYC Teen Author Festival presents The Perils of Perfection

    03/19/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

    Teen girls are under more pressure than ever to succeed – in relationships, in school, in the social hierarchy and friendships. Authors Kate Axelrod (The Law of Loving Others), Susane Colasanti (Now and Forever), Corey Haydu (Life by Committee), Melissa Kantor (Better Than Perfect), Terra Elan McVoy (In Deep), and Alecia Whitaker (Wildflower) have written about girls under such pressures, and here they’ll read a little from their latest works, and then discuss the pressures on their characters, as well as the pressures of writing about them, with moderator Amanda Maciel (Tease).

    Facebook RSVP encouraged but not required.

    The Law of Loving Others Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781595147899
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Razorbill - January 8th, 2015

    Kate Axelrod's atmospheric, intense book captures perfectly the heady feeling of being on the edge of adulthood, when the abstract concept of love starts to have real and sometimes terrifying meaning and consequences. Emily Gould, author of "Friendship"

    Keep Holding on Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780142426333
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Speak - April 23rd, 2013

    An honest romance and an empowering book about bullying --from the author of the City Love trilogy

    Life by Committee Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780062294067
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 21st, 2015

    Secret: I kissed someone else's boyfriend.
    Assignment: Do it again.

    Tease Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780062305305
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Balzer + Bray - April 29th, 2014

    If you gulped through reading or streaming 13 Reasons Why, Tease is the book for you.

    In Deep Cover Image
    ISBN: 9781481401364
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Simon Pulse - July 8th, 2014

    Ultracompetitive Brynn from The Summer of Firsts and Lasts craves swimming victory--and gets in over her head--in this irresistible novel from Terra Elan McVoy.


    Wildflower Cover Image
    ISBN: 9780316251389
    Availability: Hard to Find
    Published: Poppy Books - July 1st, 2014

    "The best songs come from broken hearts."
    Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennessee, to Nowhere, Oklahoma. But one fateful night, when Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own.