Virtual event: Gayle Forman, YA author of We Are Inevitable

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Gayle Forman, YA author of We Are Inevitable for a special reader celebration with surprise author drop-in guests David Arnold and Arvin Ahmadi!

The first 20 readers to pre-order a copy of We Are Inevitable through the Parnassus Books website here will be invited to attend a special Zoom meet and greet with Gayle prior to the event and can remain on camera for the 6:00 pm event. 

The event will take place Tuesday, June 1st at 6:00 pm Central.

This will be a Facebook Live event from the Parnassus Books Facebook page.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.

Signed bookplates are available with pre-order of We Are Inevitable while supplies last.

Register for free here.

By registering for this free event you are eligible to win a $100 Parnassus Books gift card as part of the “We Are Irreplaceable” independent bookstore campaign. Gayle Forman has partnered with BINC and Penguin Young Readers to donate a portion of the first week’s sales to BINC’s “Survive to Thrive” fundraising campaign that supports independent bookstores across the country.

About the Book

Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family's secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It's a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore.

So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn't account for Chad, a best life bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town's out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn't anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he's been waiting for.

All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he's lost, what he's found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn't inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.

About Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. Her #1 New York Times bestselling novel If I Stay was adapted into a film starring Chloë Grace Moretz. Gayle is also the author of several other bestselling novels, including Where She WentI Was Here, the Just One series, I Have Lost My Way, and Leave Me. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual event: Parnassus Books Facebook page
We Are Inevitable Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425290804
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021