Comprised of avid readers, members of the HCHS Book Club recently had the opportunity to meet Courtney C. Stevens, a successful young adult author. However, they didn't have to travel hours away to do it. Instead, they participated in a virtual meeting via Skype which gave students the chance to pose questions to Stevens live over the internet.
Stevens, a Ballard County native who now lives in Nashville, wrote the book Faking Normal which won the Kentucky Bluegrass Award last year when it garnered the most votes from student readers across the entire state. It tells the story of how teens Alexi Littrell and Bodee Lennox come to rely on each other for the strength to overcome two very personal tragedies.
As the 2016 statewide winner, Stevens' book was the first title read this year by the newly formed book club, and scheduling a meeting with Stevens was one goal set for the year. "It was just so cool to be able to talk to her," stated junior Montana Lyman who, as an aspiring writer herself, was one of several students who were excited to ask questions during the discussion.