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May Teen Readers Unite: The Gravity of Missing Things by Marisa Urgo, with the author herself!

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date of this virtual discussion: Thurs. 5/26, 5:00-6:00 PM

Who can sign up? Teens in Grades 7-12.

This book is recommended for Grades 8+ (due to references to self harm, mentions of suicide, grief, death, infidelity, panic attacks/disorders, cancer).

Registration required for Zoom link & book. The first 10 teens to sign up AND pickup their book will get finished hardcover copies.

This book comes out June 7th, we are excited to get copies of this title early! Once the books arrive, all those registered will be notified when book pick up will begin. 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 date for the books is TO BE DETERMINED. Sign up and we will let you know ASAP.  Once you are notified the books are in, pick up the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk.

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM.

3. Read the book and show up to the Zoom discussion on Thurs. 5/26, 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 this book about?

For fans of books with: LGBTQ+, plane crashes, conspiracy theories, and lots of twists and turns along the way.

Flight 133 disappeared over the ocean. No wreckage. No distress signal. Just gone.

Suddenly, everyone on the news and social media is talking about whether the pilot intentionally crashed it—everyone but me. Because I know her. The pilot was my mom, and there’s no way she would hurt anyone. No one else knows that before she left, she wrote me a note. Trust me, it said.

Now it feels like someone split my world—and me—in two, and the only person who believes me is Landon. I want to trust him, to let him see who I really am, but I can’t. I have my secrets, the same way Mom has hers. All I know is falling for him will only make things more complicated.

Just as I start to open up, the answer to what really happened to Flight 133 could rip my world apart all over again—for good this time.

Author biography:

Marisa Urgo writes Young Adult novels that mix humor and heart. She is a New Yorker living in Boston. By day, Marisa works in college admissions. By night, she is supposed to be writing, but is mainly picking her cat up off the keyboard. The Gravity of Missing Things is her debut novel. You can follow her on Instagram for book updates at @marisaurgowrites.

Photo credit: Karolina Turek


Thursday, May 26, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
860 673 9712 x 7239
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