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Mon, Mar 9th - 7:00pm

Join local poet Patrice Vecchione to discover the poem you most need to write! Taking inspiration from recently published books, Patrice will offer clear, easy-to-follow writing prompts. After the writing period, those who wish may share their new poem.

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Years earlier, Finn Easton’s mother was killed in a bizarre accident that left Finn with a broken back and seizures. After the accident, his father wrote a book, taking for his protagonist much of what made Finn uniquely Finn—his name, his heterochromatic eyes, his habit of viewing time in terms of miles rather than minutes, his epilepsy, the scar on his back. The book, The Lazarus Door, became a sci-fi cult classic known everywhere, and Finn is unsure if he is real. In balance, there are several very real, very good things in Finn’s life—his honest, tender relationship with his dad; his possibly insane but definitely charming, raunchy, best friend, Cade Hernandez; and—new girl in 11th grade—Julia, amusing and creative and completely first-love-worthy. Adventures ensue. 100 Sideways Miles is smart, funny, profane, quite odd, and warmly humanistic. Grades 9–12.
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ISBN: 9781442444959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014


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