Maurene Goo with Elana K. Arnold

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Maurene Goo in Conversation with Elana K. Arnold

Wednesday, July 12th at 7pm

Please join us for an evening with YA author Maurene Goo, who will be discussing her new book I Believe in a Thing Called Love, with local YA author Elana K. Arnold.  This will be both author's first appearance at {pages}.  RSVPs are appreciated.  Please email or call 310-318-0900.

About I Believe in a Thing Called Love:

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

About Maurene Goo:

Maurene Goo grew up in a Los Angeles suburb surrounded by floral wallpaper and piles of books. She is the author of Since You Asked… and I Believe in a Thing Called Love and has very strong feelings about tacos and houseplants. You can find her in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats–one weird, one even more weird.

About Elana K. Arnold:

ELANA K. ARNOLD writes books for and about children and teens. She holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing/Fiction from the University of California, Davis where she has taught Creative Writing and Adolescent Literature. She is a parent and educator living in Huntington Beach, California.

RSVPs are appreciated.  Please call 310-318-0900 or email


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I Believe in a Thing Called Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374304041
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 30th, 2017

A Best YA Books of 2017
A Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of 2017
A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens 2017
A 2018 CCBC Choices Book

"Hilarious." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

What Girls Are Made of Cover Image
ISBN: 9781512410242
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - April 1st, 2017

A 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist

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By Elana K. Arnold, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062445827
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 14th, 2017

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso.

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ISBN: 9781512441468
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Published: Carolrhoda Books - January 1st, 2017

"Once there was a mermaid who dared to love a wolf. Her love for him was so sudden and so fierce that it tore her tail into legs."

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ISBN: 9780544602274
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 8th, 2016

Odette Zyskowski has a list: Things That Aren't Fair. At the top of the list is her parents' decision to take the family on the road in an ugly RV they've nicknamed the Coach. There's nothing fair about leaving California and living in the cramped Coach with her par-ents and exasperating younger brother, sharing one stupid cell phone among the four of them.