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July Teen Readers Unite book discussion of Wave: A Novel In Verse by Diana Farid

Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date of this discussion: Thursday July 11th, 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: 2nd floor, Board Room

Who can sign up? Teens entering grades 7 – 12. The first 10 teens to sign up AND pickup their book will get a copy to keep. Book is recommended for ages 12+.

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.

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 about?

A coming-of-age novel in verse set in 1980s Southern California, about a Persian American girl who rides the waves, falls, and finds her way back to the shore

Thirteen-year-old Ava loves to surf and to sing. Singing and reading Rumi poems settle her mild OCD, and catching waves with her best friend, Phoenix, lets her fit in—her olive skin looks tan, not foreign. But then Ava has to spend the summer before ninth grade volunteering at the hospital, to follow in her single mother’s footsteps to become a doctor. And when Phoenix’s past lymphoma surges back, not even surfing, singing, or poetry can keep them afloat, threatening Ava’s hold on the one place and the one person that make her feel like she belongs. With ocean-like rhythm and lyricism, Wave is about a girl who rides the waves, tumbles, and finds her way back to the shore.


Thursday, July 11
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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