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*Canceled* YA @ Books Inc Presents ADI ALSAID at Palo Alto

Adi Alsaid author photo and We Didn't Ask for This cover image

*This event has been canceled. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

YA @ Books Inc presents critically-acclaimed author Adi Alsaid in celebration of his quirky and insightful new novel, We Didn't Ask for This

Bel Canto meets The Breakfast Club, as students at an international high school find their overnight lock-in hijacked by fellow students staging an eco-protest, locking them inside the school until their list of demands is met.

Central International School's annual overnight lock-in event is legendary. Every year, students look forward to a night full of school sponsored activities with their friends, delicious food, and covert parties held in secret right under their teachers' noses. Bonds will be made, year-long goals will finally be met, and stories that will be passed down from student to student for years to come will have their origin---such is the reputation of the CIS lock-in. But when a group of students protesting the destruction of the planet's ecosystem chain themselves to the doors, locking everyone inside the school, the night threatens to turn from legendary to disastrous. With the teachers distracted and their exits blocked, can the students of CIS come together to save the most iconic night of their lives?

From Adi Alsaid, an author who has been compared to John Green and John Hughes comes an incredibly diverse and hopeful story that combines the quirky playfulness and teen sensibility of The Breakfast Club with the unique multi-perspective, closed room storytelling of Bel Canto.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA
We Didn't Ask for This Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335146762
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Inkyard Press - April 7th, 2020

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