Sat 10/6 7pm-8pm
Nathan Kotecki reads from his new Young Adult fantasy novel The Suburban Strange
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hc $16.99 YA fiction (14 & up) 9780547729961
A supernatural coming of age novel--the first book in a dynamic and dramatic new series--about the shy Celia Balaustine and a mysterious group of misfits at her new high school, Suburban High.
Shy Celia Balaustine is new to Suburban High, but a mysterious group of sophomores called the Rosary has befriended her. Friends aside, Celia soon discovers something is not quite right at Suburban. Girls at the school begin having near-fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays. Who is causing the accidents, and why? As Celia's own birthday approaches, she is inexorably drawn into an underground conflict between good and evil--the Kind and the Unkind--that bubbles beneath Suburban High. Plentiful references to music and art--along with the intriguing underworld mythology--make this supernatural series debut a page-turner.
Nathan Kotecki lives in North Carolina. This is his first young adult novel.