Gabrielle Zevin

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The Rochester Teen Book Festival is hands down the best teen book event in the country. (Sorry other teen book events but it's true!) I want to send my teenage self a time machine so that she can time travel to the Rochester Teen Book Festival. Each thoughtfully planned event throughout the day seemed designed to tell attendees that reading is not just an isolated, intellectual pursuit, but a fun and social one as well. The message I believe the teens are left with is that there are still places in this world where smart is the best thing to be. I am so thankful to the organizers. As an author, the Rochester Teen Book Festival is a true reminder of why I write books for teens in the first place. Gabrielle Zevin

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