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Heather Demetrios is an author and writing coach. When she isn’t traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, she lives with her husband in New York City. Heather is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, I’ll Meet You There, and Bad Romance.
11:30 a.m. to Noon
State Library, Teen HQ
What’s That Line? Music Trivia
Ages 11 and up
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Library, Second Floor Meeting Room
Toxic: Unhealthy Relationships in YA Fiction
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.
Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.
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