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.
Jen Petro-Roy is personalizing copies of her books ordered from An Unlikely Story by February 17th. Please include the name of whom you'd like your book inscribed to in the order comments at checkout.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 You, Good 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.