Picoult, a New York Times bestselling author, and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure and humor. The story is about Delilah, a bookworm, and Prince Oliver, who is trapped in the pages of a book. Delilah and Oliver work together to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.
Jodi Picoult is the author of 19 novels, including the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers "House Rules," "Handle With Care," "Nineteen Minutes" and "My Sister's Keeper." Her most recent world wide bestseller, "Lone Wolf," was released in February.
Samantha van Leer is a junior in high school, who conceived the idea for this book and pitched it to her mom.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes and Noble, Chesterfield Oaks. The St. Louis County Library Headquarters is at 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., 63124. For more information, call 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.