Books can take you places. Books can even take authors places.
"Getting out there and connecting with readers is very rewarding for the readers as well as the author," said Neal Shusterman who visited students at Axtell Park Middle School on Monday.
"They can take your mind off of anything, and you can just get sucked into the books and it makes you feel like you're there, watching the whole thing happen. He's just a really good writer," said Bobbie Helm.
Helm is such a fan of Shusterman's books, teachers and librarians arranged for a special one-on-one meeting.