I’m here today to wish a very happy birthday to Joëlle Anthony‘s latest, The Right and the Real. Early reviews have been stellar—Publishers Weekly said, Fast pacing and a strong first-person narrative voice combine to make this coming-of-age story a harrowing page-turner.

Add me to the list of those who love The Right and the Real. I had the privilege of reading it this past winter and I couldn’t put it down.

As part of the celebration, I get to share the book trailer for The Right and the Real. (Great guitar!)

Edit: By the way, I love this cover art.

Congratulations to Joëlle and Happy Birthday to The Right and the Real!

For folks in the Portland area, be sure to come out for Joëlle’s appearance at Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, May 5th at 2:00pm. Joëlle is appearing along with Holly Cupala, author of Don’t Breathe a Word.