Please join us on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm, when local author (and teacher!) Marcella Pixley talks about her new Young Adult novel, Ready to Fall.
This event is free and open to the public. After the author presentation, there will be time for Q&A and conversation with the audience, and book signing.
Marcella Pixley is a middle school language arts teacher (Carlisle) and writer. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Freak, received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and her second book, Without Tess, was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books recommended title. She lives in Westford
— ** A young adult novel about a teen who finds hope and a fresh start through theater. **
After his mother dies, Max Friedman struggles to live without the one person who understood him, and slips into a world of secrets and solitude. Desperate, his father enrolls him in a private school for creative teens. There, Max begins emerging from his darkness as he connects for the first time with other artistic kids. He meets Fish, a girl with pink hair and a troubled past; Ravi, a set designer with secrets of his own; and the Monk, an upperclassman who refuses to let go of the things he loves. When Max joins them in a production of Hamlet, he discovers that everyone struggles with something—and perhaps it is our imperfections that make life worth living.