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April Teen Readers Unite: The Final Curse of Ophelia Cray with in person visit from author, Christine Calella

Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date: Thursday April 18th, 6-7 PM

Location: 2nd floor, Board Room

Who can sign up? Teens grades 7 – 12. The first 12 teens to sign up AND pickup their book will get a copy to keep!

Book recommended for ages 14+.


We will have a special guest at this month’s TRU, the author of The Final Curse of Ophelia Cray, Christine Calella!

Christine Calella is a 2018 graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program for Creative Writing who stuck around in the big city to fulfill her childhood dream of working in publishing. She is currently a publicist at a major publishing house, and is a three-time mentor with the #AuthorMentorMatch program. The Final Curse of Ophelia Cray is her debut novel.

How does this work:

Sign up and pick up your copy of the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM, Sun. 1-5 PM.

Read the book and show up to the in person discussion and you get to keep the book!

To be fair, if you don’t show up, you have to return the book.

Due to high demand for this title, we ask that you pickup your book within 5 days of registering, or your book to keep might go to another teen.


What is this book, THE FINAL CURSE OF OPHELIA CRAY, about?

This book is for fans of Our Flag Means Death, who will love the swashbuckling adventures of two sisters braving the sea and its pirates to find themselves! 

Storms and pirates are nothing compared to the evil within men’s hearts.
The townspeople hate Ophelia, daughter of a notorious pirate queen, because they believe she will repeat her mother’s legacy. Ophelia only wants to join the navy to make amends for her late mother’s deeds so she steals her sister’s birth certificate to enlist after being barred from joining because of her cursed reputation. But Ophelia soon discovers that a life at sea isn’t as honorable as she hoped.

When their father falls ill, Ophelia’s half-sister Betsy asks the navy to recall her sister, but in doing so reveals Ophelia’s fraudulent enlistment under Betsy’s name.
To save her sister from the naval authorities, Betsy will have to board a ship during hurricane season and brave all the dangers of the sea. Betsy.must overcome her anxieties and find her sea legs in a race to find Ophelia before the navy will.
Between duels, unexpected romance, and lost treasures, the sisters realize that piracy runs in the family after all.




Thursday, April 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
860 673 9712 x 7239
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Board Room, 2nd Floor
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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