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Everything you need to know about Gayle Forman’s WE ARE INEVITABLE tour!

Gayle Forman is going on tour in celebration of her latest novel We Are Inevitable, a poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community. Scroll down to read a bit about the book and tune into one of these amazing events!


Special announcement about preordering!

Gayle Forman and Penguin Young Readers are partnering with the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) on their “Survive to Thrive” campaign, which helps independent bookstores and comic book shops stabilize and recover during the waning months of the pandemic.

Gayle will be donating $1 per book for every preorder and first week sale (up to $5000), and Penguin Young Readers will be matching the donation!


Monday, June 1, 6:00 PM CST via Zoom


Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Gayle Forman, YA author of We Are Inevitable for a special reader celebration with surprise author drop-in guests David ArnoldRuta Sepetys and Arvin Ahmadi!

The first 20 readers to pre-order a copy of We Are Inevitable through the Parnassus Books website here will be invited to attend a special Zoom meet and greet with Gayle prior to the event and can remain on camera for the 6:00 pm event.

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Friday, June 4, 7:00 PM EST via Crowdcast


Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present… An Evening with Gayle Forman & Nicola Yoon! Get ready for a bookish evening with beloved bestselling YA authors to discuss their highly-anticipated novels We Are Inevitable & Instructions for Dancing, moderated by Aurora Dominguez

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Monday, June 7, 7:00 PM EST


Join Christine Riccio for the launch of her latest book Better Together. Joining Christine in conversation will be New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman. Moderating the event will be YouTube star Jesse George (JesseTheReader). This event will be held on and will be livestreamed on the Strand’s Facebook Page.

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Thursday, June 10, 7:00 PM PST via Zoom


Join on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7 PM PDT for a discussion of WE ARE INEVITABLE with author Gayle Forman in conversation with Nina LaCour (author of  WE ARE OKAY and WATCH OVER ME) and Jandy Nelson (author of  I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE).

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Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom


Join authors Gayle Forman (Just One Day, If I stayHolly Black (The Cruel PrinceTithe), and Kelly Link (Get in Trouble, Magic for Beginners) at Book Moon for a reading and discussion of Gayle Forman’s new book, We Are Inevitable, which will be published in June by Viking Books for Young Readers.

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Thursday, June 17, 7:00 PM EST


Join for a fun evening of bookish discussion with Gayle Forman in conversation with Libba Bray & E. Lockhart, hosted by Books Are Magic!

More info to come!


Tuesday, June 22, 6:00 PM CST via Zoom


Join Best of Books for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Gayle Forman to celebrate the release of her newest book, WE ARE INEVITABLE! Gayle Forman will be in-conversation with the book’s audiobook narrator, Sunil Malhotra.

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Thursday, June 24, 7:00 PM EST via Zoom


Join in for a Gayle Forman and Bookseller Celebration, hosted by Children’s Book World!

More info to come!


If you preorder…


Remember to upload your receipt to receive an exclusive pouch! Click here for entry and details.


we are inevitable

About We Are Inevitable:
Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family’s secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It’s a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore.

So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn’t account for Chad, a “best life” bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town’s out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he’s been waiting for.

All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he’s lost, what he’s found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn’t inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.

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