Local high school teacher Bruce Ingram will give a talk about his new book Tenth-Grade Angst Saturday, June 23 at 2 pm. The book is the second in a series of young adult novels from Secant Publishing.
Angst, the sequel to Ninth Grade Blues (2017) continues the story of four teens as they negotiate the roller-coaster ride of high school. Cars and jobs, dating and sports, reshape their lives, as they struggle to balance their needs for exploration with the boundaries set by their parents and teachers.
- Luke: a shy, hard-working boy from the wrong side of the tracks
- Elly: a bit overweight and a lot insecure in her freshman year
- Marcus: a football and basketball star,
- Mia: a straight-A student who looks like a good bet to be the class valedictorian
Ingram teaches English at Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville teacher and is lifelong outdoorsman who has written five well-reviewed river guides set in his native Virginia.
The event is free; books are available in advance and at the event.