Alexandra Adornetto, the widely acclaimed teenage author, met with students and autographed copies of her new book, "Halo," on Monday, Oct. 4, at Pasadena High School.
Adornetto, an 18-year-old from Australia, was introduced to Johnny Cash's recording of "Walk the Line." The Houston stop was part of her U.S. publicity tour. Adornetto had commented earlier how much she loves Texas - because it reminds her of Australia - and mentioned Cash as one of her favorite singers.
"Halo" is the fourth book for Adornetto and the first in a new trilogy she is working on. She told students she began her first book at age 12 and wrote "Halo" during her senior year of high school.
Students greeted her with wire halos on their heads. Adornetto tried one on herself (event photos below).
She recounted how she recorded the audio version of the book using her Australian accent, then turned right around and re-recorded it in an American accent.