Rookie on Love (Razorbill)

Tavi Gevinson returns to start the New Year off right with Rookie on Love, an anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, and many more, this collection is the perfect reflection on love in its many forms.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we're expecting a large crowd at this event, we'll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Rookie on Love here at Skylight Books.
  • Tickets will be available starting January 2nd. 
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you'd like a signing line ticket.
  • Can't attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we'll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight's Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book

Founded by Tavi Gevinson when she was 15, Rookie has paved the way for a new era of teen media as an online magazine made by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age). Since 2011, it has inspired millions of readers by honestly addressing the adolescent experience and empowering young people to tell their own stories. By examining the human experience through a teenage lens, Rookie hopes to make the enduring mysteries of being alive less confusing, or even kind of wonderful.

Rookie on Love has something for every heart:

  • Writer, TV host, and activist Janet Mock advises on getting over a crush and into yourself in “How to Deal with Rejection”
  • Jenny Zhang, author of the bestselling novel Sour Heart declares, “The way we talk about respect and teenage girls needs to change, in her essay “Beyond Self-Respect.”
  • Bestselling author and indie bookstore owner Emma Straub (The Vacationers) writes a tribute to the way words move their readers in “Book Love.”
  • Author and actress Gabourey Sidibe (“Empire,” “Precious”) recalls learning to love without shame in her powerful essay “Karma.”
  • YA powerhouses John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) and Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park) talk about writing epic—yet real—teen love in “Super Into a Person’s Person-ness”
  • Florence Welch of the eponymous Florence and the Machine explores where art comes from in “Monster.”
  • American-Nigerian poet Bassey Ikpi invokes Zora Neale Hurston in her poem “For Amy and Other Women Who Carry Chaos” one of several works throughout the anthology.

The range of contributions for Rookie on Love runs the gamut. Says Kirkus in their starred review, “Containing poetry, essays, interviews, graphic short stories, and fiction, covering doggie love, Arthurian love, and grandmother love, the book offers a niche of love that all women can connect to. A thoughtful, light read celebrating a universal emotion.” Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or any day of the week that you need some inspiration, Rookie on Love has it all.

Tavi Gevinson is the editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls. Tavi's career in media began when she created the blog Style Rookie in 2008 at age eleven. She was profiled by The New Yorker in 2010, and in 2011, at fifteen, launched Rookie. Six days after its debut, Rookie received more than one million pageviews. Tavi has since spoken at TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, The New Yorker Festival, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Wisconsin's Distinguished Lecture Series, the Brooklyn Museum, the Melbourne Writers Festival, and The Economist's The World in 2011. Tavi is also an actress, having starred in Kenneth Lonergan's Tony-nominated This Is Our Youth, Ivo van Hove's revival of The Crucible as Mary Warren, and most recently Stephen Karam's revival of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard on Broadway and the Sundance darling Human People. She has written for Elle, The Chicago Tribune, and NPR. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Rookie on Love By Tavi Gevinson Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9780448493992
Published: Razorbill - January 2nd, 2018

Rookie Yearbook One By Tavi Gevinson Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781595148261
Published: Razorbill - October 21st, 2014

Rookie Yearbook Three By Tavi Gevinson Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781595147943
Published: Razorbill - October 21st, 2014

Rookie Yearbook Four By Tavi Gevinson Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781595147950
Published: Razorbill - October 20th, 2015