Laurie Petrou Book Launch | In Her Voice
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join In Her Voice for the launch of Laurie Petrou‘s new YA thriller Love, Heather. Laurie will be joined in conversation with Marissa Stapley to discuss her new book and writing process.
Light refreshments will be served and a book signing will conclude the event.
Thursday October 24
6:30 to 8pm
(Doors at 6)
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
This is a free event. All are welcome.
Please RSVP through Eventbrite.
Award-winning author Laurie Petrou makes her YA debut with this atmospheric thriller exploring the addictive pull of revenge.
What you see isn’t always what you get.
Stevie never meant for things to go this far. When she and Dee–defiant, bold, indestructible Dee–started all this, there was a purpose to their acts of vengeance: to put the bullies of Woepine High School back in their place. And three months ago, Stevie believed they deserved it. Once her best friend turned on her, the rest of the school followed. Stevie was alone and unprotected with a target on her back. Online, it was worse.
It was Dee’s idea to get them all back with a few clever pranks, signing each act Love, Heather–an homage to her favorite 80’s revenge flick. Despite herself, Stevie can’t help getting caught up in the payback, reveling in every minute of suffering. And for a while, it works: it seems the meek have inherited the school.
But when anonymous students begin joining in, punishing perceived slights with increasingly violent ferocity, the line between villain and vigilante begins to blur. As friends turn on each other and the administration scrambles to regain control, it becomes clear: whatever Dee and Stevie started has gained a mind–and teeth–of its own. And when it finally swallows them whole, one will reemerge changed, with a plan for one final, terrifying act of revenge.
Laurie Petrou is an award-winning author and professor. Her two previous books, Between, and her debut novel Sister of Mine, were both Globe and Mail Top 100 books, and Sister of Mine was the inaugural winner of the Half the World Global Literati Award. She teaches at the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, and lives in Niagara with her family.
Marissa Stapley is the author of the bestselling novel Mating for Life, and Things to Do When It’s Raining, which has been published in nine countries and translated into seven languages. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America. She lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at MarissaStapley.com or follow her on Twitter @MarissaStapley.