Jeff Zentner at South Creek Library

Join us Wednesday, March 7 16 7pm as welcome Jeff Zentner, author of the Florida Teen Reads The Serpent King, to the South Creek Library

Named to ten BEST OF THE YEAR lists and selected as a William C. Morris Award Winner, The Serpent King is the critically acclaimed, much-beloved story of three teens who find themselves—and each other—while on the cusp of graduating from high school with hopes of leaving their small-town behind.

This gorgeous paperback edition with a full-color step-back cover will have teens everywhere itching to discover the book that everyone is talking about. Perfect for fans of John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down.

“Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you.” —The New York Public Library

“Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” —BookRiot.com 


Dill isn’t the most popular kid at his rural Tennessee high school. After his father fell from grace in a public scandal that reverberated throughout their small town, Dill became a target. Fortunately, his two fellow misfits and best friends, Travis and Lydia, have his back.

But as they begin their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. His only escapes are music and his secret feelings for Lydia—neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending—one that will rock his life to the core.

Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one’s true self in the wreckage of the past.

About the Author: Before becoming a writer, JEFF ZENTNER was a singer-songwriter and guitarist who recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son. Committed to making creativity a part of his everyday life, Zentner wrote both his debut novel, The Serpent King, and his follow-up book, Goodbye Days, on his iPhone while taking the bus to and from work. You can follow Zentner on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter at @jeffzentner.

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

1702 Deerfield Blvd
Orlando, FL 32837
The Serpent King Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553524024
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2016

The Serpent King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553524055
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Published: Ember - June 6th, 2017

Goodbye Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553524062
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Goodbye Days Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553524093
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Published: Ember - March 13th, 2018