Politics & Prose Book Event: Scott Westerfeld - Afterworlds **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Politics & Prose
Imagine finding literary fame at age 17. On the other hand, imagine surviving a terrorist homicide and gaining a supernatural ability as a result. Westerfeld, the author of Leviathan, offers readers both in a perfect blend of fluff, sarcastic realism, and bone-chilling suspense. Darcy arrives in New York City with a $100,000 book deal, nowhere to live, and all the wrong clothes. In alternating chapters, readers get to know Darcy's protagonist Lizzie, a girl well known for surviving a terrorist attack, and less recognized for her ability to consciously slip between the world of the living and the ghostly Afterworlds.
Ages 15 and up (Simon Pulse).