Sarah Dessen on June 4

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Sarah Dessen on June 4

Meet the best-selling author!

The Moon and More book coverBest-selling author Sarah Dessen, will talk about her new book The Moon and More in the Great Hall at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on June 4 at 7 p.m. This event is in partnership with Politics & Prose Bookstore and is free and open to the public. After Ms. Dessen's talk, there will be a Q&A and copies of her new book will be available for purchase and signing.

Sarah Dessen is a prolific writer whose first two novels were adapted into the 2003 major motion picture How to Deal. Ms. Dessen's books are popular with both teen and adult audiences.

Dreamland is my favorite Dessen novel because it is haunting and poignant, yet hopeful. At the beginning of Dreamland, 16-year-old Caitlin's older sister runs away from home and leaves Caitlin and her parents distraught and confused. Soon after, Caitlin falls for Rogerson, the town's wealthy misfit. Rogerson is dark, brilliant, independent and violent; and, Caitlin gets lost in his world. She alienates herself from friends, hides Rogerson's abuse from her loved ones and tries to find a way to be herself while missing her older sister. Dreamland is a realistic and powerful read.

Visit Teen Space to check out Dreamland and to browse our collection of Sarah Dessen novels. I'm sure you'll find your favorite one. Then, join us on June 4 for Ms. Dessen's talk.

-- Jamila Felton