M.G. Buehrlen

YA Author with Local Roots to Present at Barnes and Noble

Union High School graduate M.G. Buehrlen will give a book talk on her YA novel “The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare,” Thursday, June 12, at 4 p.m. at the Chesterfield Oaks Barnes and Noble, 1600 Clarkson Road.

After her talk, and Q and A, Buehrlen will sign copies of her book. There also will be a drawing for three Barnes and Noble gift cards.

“57 Lives,” is the first book in the Alex Wayfare series.

The following review of the book was written by Jimmy Pak, a recent graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

“M.G. Buehrlen puts a twist on the term déjà vu in her new young adult novel. In French, déjà vu literally means ‘already seen.’ The book's protagonist, Alex Wayfare, takes this term to a new, literal level.

“Alex is a descender. She can travel back in time to her past lives. The catch? She doesn't remember who she was in that life, just who she is in her current life. That's not the only thing—she’s also being hunted by someone who doesn't want her to travel ever again—in this life, or any other. Alex meets a strange man named Porter who knows more about her than she does. Porter helps her control her powers and fight back against the man who wants her gone.

“Buehrlen does a beautiful job of setting a variety of scenes throughout the book, whether it be Boston during the roaring twenties, or Missouri in 1876. The author paints a vivid picture of each scene in the reader's mind. The story consistently keeps the reader interested and wanting to read just one more chapter. This book will surely leave readers anticipating Buehrlen’s follow-up novel, ‘The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare.’”