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Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham, & Raina Telgemeier | Best Friends and Guts

Tickets to this event are sold out. There will be a standby line night of the event; available seats will be released to those in the standby line on a first-come, first-served basis at 7:00 pm.

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There will be a meet-and-greet after the presentation. Due to estimated crowd size, authors will not be signing books at this event. Those interested in purchasing pre-signed books must do so in advance through the King’s English Bookshop (books will not be personalized). 

In Best Friends, the highly anticipated follow-up to the runaway hit graphic memoir Real Friends, Shannon knows sixth grade is going to be a perfect year. She's got a spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader Jen, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and, most importantly, which boys you're allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them to stay friends with The Group? 

In Guts, Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

There are four ticket bundle options available (including a free ticket option) for this event.

Day of event guidelines:

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission seating.

Please bring a printed ticket or have your phone ready to scan the ticketed barcode from Eventbrite. This will speed up the entry process.

Paid tickets are non-refundable; if you are unable to attend your book will be available at the bookstore the next day.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Provo Library at Academy Square
500 N University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601