Three authors visit Changing Hands to present the story of a re-animated frozen head and his struggle to readjust after his 5 year absence, the fight to survive a high school outbreak, and a tale of what happens when you go back in the closet.
John Corey Whaley presents Noggin, the follow up to his award-winning debut novel, Where Things Come Back. After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.
New York Times bestseller David Levithan, author of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, shares his new teen novel Sick. Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They're the misfits and the troublemakers. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they're the only ones with a chance of surviving. The virus turns Brian's classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers. This event will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.
Joining them is Bill Konigsberg, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Out of the Pocket, with his new teen novel Openly Straight. Rafe, out and proud since 8th grade, is tired of being known as "that gay guy." So when he transfers to an all boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret—not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And, most of all, he falls in love with Ben.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, "was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards.
DAVID LEVITHAN is the critically acclaimed author of eight books for teens, many of which have appeared on ALA's Best Books for Young Adults list, including Boy Meets Boy, for which he won a Lambda Literary Award Bill Konigsberg won the Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult fiction for Out of the Pocket. Before writing novels, he was a sportswriter for The Associated Press and ESPN.com, where he won a GLAAD Media Award for a coming-out essay he wrote while working there. Bill lives in Chandler, Arizona, with his partner, Chuck.
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