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8/10 - "Better Than the Best Plan" by Lauren Morrill

Join us for a reading Saturday, August 10th at 6:00pm with YA author Lauren Morrill for her new book Better Than the Best Plan


About the Book

Plans are made to be broken.

It’s the last day of junior year, and seventeen-year-old Ritzy—short for Maritza—is pretty sure she has a great plan. Summer job—check. Hang with friends at the beach—check. Keep looking after herself as she’s been doing since her mom bailed to follow her bliss—check. Or no check?

After someone reports that Ritzy is living alone, a social worker shows up and puts her into foster care. That’s surprise enough. But there are more surprises in store, and not all are unpleasant. Like the cute, friendly boy next door.

When Ritzy’s old life catches up with her new one, she has some tough decisions to make. Can she plan for the worst, but still hope for the best?


About the Author

Lauren Morrill is the author of five YA novels. School Library Journal called her debut novel, Meant to Be, “delightful,” and National Book Award winner Robin Benway said, “I loved Meant to Be!” Better Than the Best Plan, her forthcoming novel with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, releases June 25, 2019, and New York Time Bestseller Jennifer E. Smith called it “a sparkling summer story.” Her books have been translated in several countries, including Germany, Russia, Hungary, and Turkey.

Lauren is active on social media. sharing her life as a work-at-home mom of her two young sons. Followers enjoy her tales of parenting, writer’s block, and her (probably excessive) skincare regimen. Mashable called Lauren “one of those rare authors who tweets more about others’ books than her own.” Her publicist would like her to tweet a little bit more about her own books. She’s working on it.

Lauren grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, graduated with two degrees from Indiana University, spent four years playing roller derby in Boston, and now lives in Macon, Georgia with her husband and two sons. She loves to read and write romance.

Event Date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Better Than the Best Plan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374306199
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - June 25th, 2019