Dessen's books are best for ages 14 and up (and, really, lots of adults love her books, as well).
Here's a description of the book, courtesy of Quail Ridge's great children's staff: “In this pleasingly complex and richly layered novel, Sydney changes high schools to escape the fallout from a popular brother now in prison. With parents focused entirely on the brother, she finds friendship and a sense of family in a completely unexpected place across town. I was swept into the characters' lives by Dessen's beautiful portrayal of the deep emotions underlying this story. A very rewarding read for ages 14 and up.”
The event is 7 p.m., May 19, at the store on Wade Avenue in Raleigh. This is a signing line ticket event, which means you'll need to purchase "Saint Anything" from Quail Ridge to get in line to have Dessen sign your book. It's best to buy your book ahead of time to get an earlier ticket for the signing line as a big crowd is expected.
She'll also be at The Regulator in Durham at 7 p.m., June 4.