Friday, October 23, 2009

Scott Westerfeld!

You've read Uglies, Pretties, maybe even Specials. Now enter a whole "new" world...

Meet bestselling author Scott Westerfeld
reading and showing images from his “steampunk masterpiece”, Leviathan!

Sunday, October 25, 6pm
(Teen Reads Forum will begin at 5pm)

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida

This book will transport you back to the unruly period we know as World War I, specifically the year 1914. In this epic tale, the battle is instead brewing between the Clankers (a group of people that instill faith in machinery to advance mankind) and the Darwinists (people of the belief that the evolution of living creatures into helpful tools will benefit society).

Found in the middle of this war of philosophies is Prince Aleksandar, a young boy deemed for greatness and the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, recently betrayed by those closest to him. And Deryn Sharp, a female commoner who wants nothing more than to fly in the British Air Service, but has to disguise herself as a boy to do so. Constantly hiding her secret proves to be a very difficult task.

The meeting of Alek and Deryn is most unexpected… and will change their lives forever.

This astounding alternate history series will have you torn between loving Scott Westerfeld's compelling narrative and Keith Thompson’s exquisite, detailed illustrations. And unable to stop reading or talking about it."

Before this event starts, we'd like you to join us for our Teen Reads Forum. Starting an hour before Scott's event we plan to ask you all, "What do you want to read?" In honor of national Teen Reads Week, we are asking the most important question: What is it that teens really want to read? Publishers, librarians, teachers and booksellers have struggled with this question, but for some reason, just asking them what they want
to read hasn't been considered. Teen Reads Forum is a chance for teens to get in on the action and discuss exactly what it is that interests them. What makes them want to pick a book off the shelf? Is it a beautiful cover, something they heard from a friend, or even a movie-tie in of the novel. We won’t know until someone speaks up. How about you? Scott Westerfeld will join the conversation, too.

This event will be broadcasted live through our
BlogTV, so if you can't attend, feel free to join the conversation there.

Hope to see you all then!

-The YAthenaeum Team

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