October’s Teen Readers Unite: The Honeys by Ryan La Sala
Tuesday October 25 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date of this discussion: Tues. 10/25, 5:00-6:00 PM
Who can sign up? Teens in Grades 7-12. This book is recommended for readers 14+.
Location: discussion will be in person, in the 2nd Floor Board Room.
The first 11 teens to sign up AND pickup their book will get a paperback copy to keep. We will also have library copies you can borrow with your library card. Waitlisted teens are welcome to check out a print library copy, or borrow a library e-book and attend the event!
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 Tues. 10/25, 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?
From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a tale with strange and fantastic twists. An LGBTQ+ horror novel set at an exclusive summer camp tucked away in the Catskills.
Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline’s radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific circumstances, Mars is propelled to learn all he can about his once-inseparable sister who’d grown tragically distant. Mars’s genderfluidity means he’s often excluded from the traditions — and expectations — of his politically-connected family. This includes attendance at the prestigious Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy where his sister poured so much of her time. But with his grief still fresh, he insists on attending in her place.
What Mars finds is a bucolic fairytale not meant for him. Folksy charm and sun-drenched festivities camouflage old-fashioned gender roles and a toxic preparatory rigor. Mars seeks out his sister’s old friends: a group of girls dubbed the Honeys, named for the beehives they maintain behind their cabin. They are beautiful and terrifying — and Mars is certain they’re connected to Caroline’s death. But the longer he stays at Aspen, the more the sweet mountain breezes give way to hints of decay. Mars’s memories begin to falter, bleached beneath the relentless summer sun.
Something is hunting him in broad daylight, toying with his mind. If Mars can’t find it soon, it will eat him alive…