Young Adult Reading and Signing -- ages 14 and up welcome!
From the bestselling author of one of our staff’s favorite YA novels Mosquitoland comes another batch of unforgettable characters in Kids of Appetite, a tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic's father. It ends with the murder of Mad's uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his (lovely) wife and (boisterous) son. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. In his New York Times bestselling debut, Adam Silvera introduces sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto who, after his father’s suicide, is trying to find happiness again with his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron can't deny how happy Thomas makes him feel, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his friends--and girlfriend. Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked in the publishing industry as a children’s bookseller, marketing assistant, and book reviewer. He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.