Life as We Know It: Realistic Young Adult Fiction

Saturday, April 28 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Literary
  • Teen

Jesse Andrews, Alexandra Ballard, Annie Barrows, Maurene Goo, moderated by Regan McMahon

Readers of all ages can see themselves in YA characters who face real-life questions about budding love, friendships, powerlessness, and the process of finding one’s place in the world. What do these YA characters have to teach readers about themselves? Join Jesse Andrews, author of “Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl”; Alexandra Ballard, who masterfully depicts one girl’s struggle with an eating disorder in her new book “What I Lost”; Annie Barrows, author of the new novel “Nothing,” which proves that every life is a story worth telling; and Maurene Goo, who presents a “richly-drawn portrait of multicultural LA” in her new novel “The Way You Make Me Feel.” (Remember, anyone under age 18 is let in free—no wristbands necessary!)

Berkeley City College - Auditorium