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May Teen Readers Unite: Lost in the Never Woods AND The Forest of Stolen Girls

Tuesday May 11 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tues. 5/11, 4:00-5:00 PM

For teens in Grades 7-12. Registration required.

How does this work? Normally we give out print copies of books. This month is a little different.

Requirements: you must read the book and come ready to discuss on Tues. 5/11. To get an e-book copy you must sign up for a free NetGalley account, you can go here to sign up.  Link to a blog that answers some how to questions about creating a Netgalley account!

The Lost in the Never Woods title is still available until 4/30. When you register for the 5/11 TRU discussion, you will receive an email with a link to get Lost in the Never Woods ebook!  Read the book and come ready to discuss on Tues. 5/11.


A survey was sent to all TRU members in mid-March, teens voted on which 2 books to discuss in May and NetGalley links were sent for Lost in the Never Woods and The Forest of Stolen Girls. The Forest of Stolen Girls is no longer available on NetGalley, but you can


What is LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas about? Recommended for Grades 7+

When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.

It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.

Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don’t do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.


What is The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur about? Recommended for Grades 8+

After her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women, a teen returns to her secretive hometown to pick up the trail in this YA historical mystery from the author of The Silence of Bones.

Hwani’s family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest, near a gruesome crime scene. The only thing they remember: Their captor wore a painted-white mask.

To escape the haunting memories of this incident, the family flees their hometown. Years later, Detective Min—Hwani’s father—learns that thirteen girls have recently disappeared under similar circumstances, and so he returns to their hometown to investigate… only to vanish as well.

Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani returns home to pick up the trail. As she digs into the secrets of the small village—and reconnects with her now estranged sister—Hwani comes to realize that the answer lies within her own buried memories of what happened in the forest all those years ago.


Tuesday May 11 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
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