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January Teen Readers Unite: She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran
Thursday January 5 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date of this discussion: Thurs. 1/5, 5:00-6:00 PM
Who can sign up? Teens in Grades 7-12.
She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran is recommended for readers 13+.
Location: discussion will be in person, in the 2nd Floor Board Room.
The first 10 teens to sign up AND pickup their specific book will get a paperback copy to keep.
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.
How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.
2. 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,
3. Read the book and show up to the in person discussion on Thurs. 1/5, 5:00-6:00 PM and you get to keep the book! (If you don’t show up, you have to return the book, to be fair).
What is She is a Haunting about?
THIS HOUSE EATS AND IS EATEN…
A house with a terrifying appetite haunts a broken family in this atmospheric horror.
When Jade Nguyen arrives in Vietnam for a visit with her estranged father, she has one goal: survive five weeks pretending to be a happy family in the French colonial house Ba is restoring. She’s always lied to fit in, so if she’s straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough, she can get out with the college money he promised.
But the house has other plans. Night after night, Jade wakes up paralyzed. The walls exude a thrumming sound, while bugs leave their legs and feelers in places they don’t belong. She finds curious traces of her ancestors in the gardens they once tended. And at night Jade can’t ignore the ghost of the beautiful bride who leaves her cryptic warnings: Don’t eat.
Neither Ba nor her sweet sister Lily believe that there is anything strange happening. With help from a delinquent girl, Jade will prove this house—the home her family has always wanted—will not rest until it destroys them. Maybe, this time, she can keep her family together. As she roots out the house’s rot, she must also face the truth of who she is and who she must become to save them all.