Sarah Dessen

Could we be more excited?  No! Sarah Dessen, one of our very favorite YA authors, will visit to discuss her newest novel for teens.  Her books consistently deliver wonderful stories and characters who stay with you long after the book is done.

About the Author:

Sarah Dessen is the author of ten previous novels, among them the New York Times bestsellers WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, ALONG FOR THE RIDE, LOCK AND KEY, JUST LISTEN, THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER and THIS LULLABYE. Her books are regularly chosen for the Teen Top Ten list, and named as Best Books for Young Adults. Her first two books, THE SUMMER and SOMEONE LIKE YOU, were the basis for the movie How to Deal, which starred Mandy Moore. Dessen is popular all over the world; her books have been translated into twenty-five languages.  Sarah Dessen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with highest honors in creative writing. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine.


In THE MOON AND MORE, Luke is the perfect boyfriend: handsome, kind, fun. He and Emaline have been together all through high school in Colby, the beach town where they both grew up. But now, in the summer before college, Emaline wonders if perfect is good enough.

Enter Theo, a super-ambitious outsider, a New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. Theo's sophisticated, exciting, and, best of all, he thinks Emaline is much too smart for Colby.

Emaline's mostly-absentee father, too, thinks Emaline should have a bigger life, and he's convinced that an Ivy League education is the only route to realizing her potential. Emaline is attracted to the bright future that Theo and her father promise. But she also clings to the deep roots of her loving mother, stepfather, and sisters. Can she ignore the pull of the happily familiar world of Colby?

Emaline wants the moon and more, but how can she balance where she comes from with where she's going?

Sarah Dessen's devoted fans will welcome this story of romance, yearning, and, finally, empowerment. It could only happen in the summer.

What:  Sarah Dessen will discuss and sign her book, THE MOON AND MORE.

When:  Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood, Houston, TX  77079

Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Sarah Dessen for book personalization, please purchase THE MOON AND MORE from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.

A limited number of autographed copies of Sarah’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of this book, please call us an hour before the event at (281) 497-8675.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston
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The Moon and More Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670785605
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2013

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you please
select this option. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order
notes, add personalization details.

What Happened to Goodbye Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142423837
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Published: Speak - April 9th, 2013

From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All
A new day. A new place. A new life.
In the past few years, Mclean has pretended to be so many different people that she hardly remembers who she really is anymore.
The adorable guy next door might be able to help her figure it out.

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ISBN: 9780142415566
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Published: Speak - April 5th, 2011

Soon to be a Netflix film!

From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and For All

Nights have always been Auden’s time, her chance to escape everything that’s going on around her.
Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide.