Zack Smedley in conversation with Robin Talley | Online Event

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We are so excited to welcome Zack Smedley and Robin Talley back to the store to celebrate Zack’s new novel, TONIGHT WE RULE THE WORLD!

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From the critically acclaimed author of Deposing Nathan comes an explosive examination of identity, voice, and the indelible ways our stories are rewritten by others.

In the beginning, Owen’s story was blank . . . then he was befriended by Lily, the aspiring author who helped him find his voice. Together, the two have spent years navigating first love and amassing an inseparable friend group. But all of it is upended one day when his school’s administration learns Owen’s secret: that he was sexually assaulted by a classmate.

In the ensuing investigation, everyone scrambles to hold their worlds together.

Owen, still wrestling with his self-destructive thoughts and choices.

His father, a mission-driven military vet ready to start a war to find his son’s attacker.

The school bureaucrats, who seem most concerned with kowtowing to the local media attention.

And Lily, who can’t learn that Owen is the mystery victim everyone is talking about . . . because once she does, it will set off a chain of events that will change their lives forever.

Heartbreaking and hopeful, this is a coming-of-age story that explores how we rebuild after the world comes crumbling down.

Zack Smedley is the author of Deposing Nathan, which the New York Times said “is a superb story, told in an original and masterly way.” As a member of the LGBT community, his goal is to give a voice to queer young adults, through gritty, morally complex narratives.

Robin Talley is a queer author who grew up in southwest Virginia and now lives in Washington, DC, with her wife and their kids. She is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels for teen readers: Music from Another World, Pulp, Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre, What We Left Behind, and Lies We Tell Ourselves.

Deposing Nathan By Zack Smedley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781624147357
Published: Page Street Kids - May 7th, 2019

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre By Robin Talley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409270
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: HarperTeen - December 7th, 2021

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre By Robin Talley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409263
Availability: Available from Our Distributor (Not in Store)
Published: HarperTeen - December 1st, 2020

As I Descended By Robin Talley Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062409249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - November 3rd, 2020

Pulp By Robin Talley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335012906
Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

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