Brenna Ehrlich’s Placid Girl is a young adult road thriller about a girl drummer on a mission to find Haze, the long-lost singer from her favorite obscure punk band. As someone who loves young adult novels, road trip literature, thrillers, girl drummers, and long-lost obscure punk bands, I was very excited to learn of this book’s existence, though I haven’t actually managed to pick it up yet. Mystic native Ehrlich returns home for a a reading at Bank Square, which is located just outside of this list’s defined territory. Oh well. I can’t wait until their Westerly location opens in February.
photo: Radhika Marya