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Who can participate? Any library card holder under the age of 18 with $5 of debt is eligible.
How different would your life be if one thing could have happened another way or not happened at all? In Fiona’s case, it is the accident – when she was five she burned her face leaving it scarred. She says she doesn’t think about the ‘what if…’, but we get to see it for her.
This story alternates between Fiona, the girl with the scar, and Fi, the girl who never got burned. How much difference can living with a scar make? Fiona is more withdrawn and spends her time writing songs that she would never sing for anyone – it would mean opening herself up to others. She has spent her life being noticed and wants to draw as little attention to herself as possible.
Fi is a star lacrosse player. Although Fiona had the desire, getting hit in the face was too much of a risk for sports. Fi lives for lacrosse and is hoping to earn a scholarship to Northwestern. She hangs out with other popular athletes.
Fiona’s grades are excellent; Fi needs to work harder. Fiona has a crush on Trent and has barely spoken to him; Fi and Trent are fellow athletes and best friends. Fiona’s best friend is Lucy; Fi and Lucy can’t stand each other.
Is Fi’s life better without the scar? Would Fiona get rid of the scar if she could? It is a story with many questions and (fortunately) answers. It is sometimes confusing going back and forth between the different versions of Fiona (with the same people inhabiting her lives), but it is an intriguing story that make you ponder ‘what if’s…’ about your own life.
~Review by Will Smither, Indy PL Librarian and Teen Services Committee.You Know You Wanna Read It Blog.
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Bestselling young adult author Sarah Dessen will discuss her works and career during a free program on Saturday, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue.
Dessen is the author of twelve novels, including Someone Like You, Just Listen, The Moon and More, and her latest, Saint Anything. Many of her works have been among the American Library Association’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” selections, including her first novel in 1996, That Summer. Her 2009 book, Along for the Ride, earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list. The 2003 film, How to Deal starring Mandy Moore, was based on both Someone Like You and That Summer. In 1999, Someone Like You was one of two winners of the School Library Best Book award, and the following year her book, Keeping the Moon, was the sole winner.
Dessen was born in 1970 in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.
Book sales provided by Kids Ink and autographing will follow her presentation.
Call 275-4410 for more information about this free program.
6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Book sales and autographing to follow the presentation.
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Free and open to the public.