Author Christopher Grant was at the Center for Fiction in April 2013 to discuss his YA novel Teenie!

 

High school freshman Martine (Teenie for short) is a good student, with a bright future ahead of her. She's desperate to be accepted into a study abroad program in Spain so that she can see what life is like beyond the streets of Brooklyn. But when the captain of the basketball team starts to pay attention to her after she's pined away for him for months and Cherise, her best friend, meets a guy online, Teenie's mind is on anything but her schoolwork. Teenie's longtime crush isn't what he seemed to be, nor is her best friend's online love. Can Teenie get her act together in time to save her friendship with Cherise, save her grade point average, and save herself from a potentially dangerous relationship?

Christopher Grant makes a stunning literary debut with this warmly told story about friends, family, and finding oneself.

 

 

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Christopher Grant was born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. He did his undergraduate and graduate work at Stony Brook University, receiving degreees in Economics and Human Resource Management (as well as a minor in John Madden Football for the Playstation). Christopher currently works as an equities trader and lives in Harlem, NY. He spends his free time reading, writing, playing basketball, and traveling the world with his wife and famiy.