Jen Petro-Roy with Katherine Applegate

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Life is all about balance! Join Massachusetts author Jen Petro-Roy in a virtual event where she launches her new middle grade novel, LIFE IN THE BALANCE, about a young girl who struggles to balance her hobbies, family, and social life in a beautifully written, heartfelt, relatable novel. Joining Jen is Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate (THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN). Save your spot in the free event below.

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Veronica struggles to balance softball, friends, and family turmoil in this new honest and heartfelt middle grade novel by Jen Petro-Roy, Life in the Balance.

Veronica Conway has been looking forward to trying out for the All-Star softball team for years. She's practically been playing the game since she was a baby. She should have this tryout on lock.

Except right before tryouts, Veronica’s mom announces that she’s entering rehab for alcoholism, and her dad tells her that they may not be able to afford the fees needed to be on the team.

Veronica decides to enter the town talent show in an effort to make her own money, but along the way discovers a new hobby that leads her to doubt her feelings for the game she thought she loved so much.

Is her mom the only one learning balance, or can Veronica find a way to discover what she really wants to do with her life?

Jen Petro-Roy is a former teen librarian, an obsessive reader, and a trivia fanatic. She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Massachusetts. She is the author of P.S. I Miss YouGood Enough, and You Are Enough: An Inclusive Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery. Jen is an eating disorder survivor and an advocate for recovery.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Life in the Balance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 16th, 2021

Good Enough: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250233509
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Square Fish - February 18th, 2020

You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250151018
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Square Fish - February 16th, 2021

P.S. I Miss You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250123480
Availability: Not Available at This Time
Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 6th, 2018

The One and Only Bob Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062991317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061992278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

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