Set in a world called Quill, where art and creativity are banned, the main character Alex becomes an Unwanted for drawing in the dirt with a stick. He is then sent to be eliminated, leaving his twin brother Aaron, a Wanted, behind. Instead of being eliminated, Alex is saved by Mr. Today, a magician who has been saving all the Unwanteds. He is then taken to the land of Artime where he learns how to turn his artistic abilities into magic. Can Alex save his brother, or will Aaron expose Artime and cause a full blown magical war between the two places?
Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome, and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject -- in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes, thanks to the police scanner he keeps in his room, and telling the cops what they need to do...and he's usually right. But then his town is rocked by a terrible murder and, for a change, the police come to Jacob with questions. The hallmarks of Asperger's can look a lot like guilt to law enforcement personnel. Suddenly, his family is forced to wonder: Did Jacob commit murder?
This is a ticketed event.
The cost of the ticket is $28.00 (plus tax) and includes a free copy of the book, House Rules.
Tickets will be available for purchase on March 2, 2010 (the day of the book's release) at Vroman's Main Store and Hastings Ranch.