Meet & Greet with Farrah Penn at Serene Beans

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Serene Beans
1933 East Ave.
Katy, TX 77493

KBB is thrilled to be partnering with Serene Beans in Katy for a casual meet and greet with debut author Farrah Penn.

Farrah's young adult novel, Twelve Steps to Normal, centers on Kira, a teenager moving back home after staying with her aunt while her dad was in rehab. Much to her dismay, when her dad returned from rehab, he brought some of his housemates home with him. Kira tries desperately to return her life to the way it was while dealing with the new, and pretty shaky, circumstances at home.

This book is perfect for any teen whose life has been changed by the recovery of someone they love. It's also just a fantastic read for anyone.

Books will be available for purchase and signing on site, as well as at the joint signing with CC Hunter at KBB from 6 to 8 PM.

Twelve Steps to Normal Cover Image
By Farrah Penn, James Patterson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316471602
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2018

James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can't be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger.
Kira's Twelve Steps To A Normal Life
1. Accept Grams is gone.
2. Learn to forgive Dad.
3. Steal back ex-boyfriend from best friend...
And somewhere between 1 and 12, realize that when your parent's an alcoholic, there's no such thing as "normal."
When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind--her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away.
But is that what Kira really wants?
Life, love, and loss come crashing together in this visceral, heartfelt story by BuzzFeed writer Farrah Penn about a girl who struggles to piece together the shards of her once-normal life before his alcoholism tore it apart.
"Penn creates a realistic character in Kira, one who finely balances the rational thoughts of a child of addiction with the emotional struggles of a high school student. Kira's journey should speak to many teenage readers, even those who do not have firsthand experience with addiction or addicts. ... A smart recommendation for readers looking to escape into a substantive world of personal discovery."—Kirkus, starred review

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