Born and raised in rural western Kentucky, Kody Keplinger sold her debut novel, The DUFF, at the age of seventeen. Since then, it has become a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and been adapted to film. She is also the author of several other books for kids and teens, including Run and The Swift Boys & Me. She currently lives in New York City.
1:05-1:35pm: Panel – Squad Goals: Writing Fiction Friends that Seem Super Real
1:35-2:15pm: Signing in SKyPAC Lobby
9:30-10:20am: Panel Two -Get Lit(erary): All We Need is…Books & Coffee @ Spencer’s Coffee
11:30-12:00pm: Signing in D93 Radion Station Parking Lot
Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn’t care what anyone thinks.
Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents’ overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter — protect her from what, Agnes isn’t quite sure.
Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it’s the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else.
So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night, with police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn’t hesitate to take off with her. But running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo’s dad, staying ahead of the authorities, and-worst of all-confronting some ugly secrets.