Teen Lit: Jill Wolfson & Book Swap ~ April 26

Event date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Author, Jill Wolfson

Meet Author Jill Wolfson

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:30 PM

On the surface, Jill Wolfson's books are about kids and families in tough situations like foster care, organ donation and bullying. Her stories go much deeper than that and explore these worlds from different perspectives. If you want to know the one and only true response to any of these situations, you may be hard pressed not to see it from the variety of views Wolfson offers up.

Wolfson will be presenting her newest book, Furious.

About Furious: We were only three angry high school girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.

We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.

Yes, that’s us. The three Greek Furies, come to life, ready to take our revenge on everyone who deserves it. And who doesn’t deserve it, really? We’re done with chances. We are angry. The Furies have come to town.

Jill Wolfson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After attending Temple University, she worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines around the country, such as the Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Sun-Sentinel and San Jose (California) Mercury News. Her award-winning novels for young people include What I Call Life; Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies; Cold Hands, Warm Heart, and Furious, all published by Henry Holt.

Jill has taught writing at several universities and is a long-time volunteer in a writing program for incarcerated teens. She lives in a beach town in Northern California.


Book swap will follow the presentation and signing.

Here's how it works:

Bring: A book you’ve read and liked but can part with. (Be ready to talk a little bit about why you liked it.)

Leave with: A book recommended by a fellow book-swapper, a free book (advanced reading copy) from Hicklebee's and a list of other great reads you'll want to explore.

Please RSVP ~ (408) 292-8880 or email us at hicklebees@hicklebees.com.
Recommended for 13 & up.

Please spread the word to everyone you know.


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95125-3010 San Jose
Furious Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805082838
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 16th, 2013

 "For readers moving beyond Percy Jackson into the more complex realm of teen angst, this is an enthralling and chilling tale that uses Greek mythology to create a timely fable." - Kirkus

(Fantasy. 12 & up)

Cold Hands, Warm Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805082821
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 31st, 2009

A Hicklebee's Book of the Year Award winner. Click the book image for more information.

What I Call Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312377526
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Square Fish - April 1st, 2008

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