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November Teen Readers Unite (TRU) Book Discussion: The Splendor by Breeana Shields
Tuesday, November 16 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date of this virtual discussion: Tues. 11/16, 5:00-6:00 PM
Who can sign up? Teens entering Grades 7-12.
This book is recommended for teens ages 14+.
Registration required for Zoom link & book. There are only 9 copies of the book available. Due to high demand for this title, we ask that you pickup your book within 5 days of registration, or your spot might go to another teen.
How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.
2. Pick up the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM. No appointment needed to come in.
3. Read the book and show up to the Zoom discussion on Tues. 11/16, 5:00-6:00 PM and you get to keep the book!
What is this book about?
Welcome to The Splendor, where your every fantasy becomes reality-if only for your stay.
The Splendor isn’t just a glamorous hotel, it’s a magical experience that gives its guests the fantasy fulfillment of their dreams. But The Splendor didn’t make Juliette’s dreams come true. It ruined her life.
After a weeklong stay, Juliette’s sister, Clare, returns from the hotel changed. Her connection to Juliette―the special bond they once shared―has vanished. In a moment of hurt and frustration, Juliette steals their meager savings and visits The Splendor herself.
When she arrives, she’s taken in by the lush and sumptuous hotel. But as she delves more deeply into the mystery of the place, and how they make their illusions work, she grows more and more uneasy. The Splendor has a seedy underbelly, but every time she gets close to discovering something real, she seems to hit a wall.
Meanwhile, Juliette meets Henri, an illusionist who lives and works at the hotel. Henri’s job is to provide Juliette with the same Signature Experience he gives all the guests―one tailored fantasy that will make her stay unforgettable. As he gets to know her, he realizes that not only is he ill-equipped to make her dreams come true, he’s the cause of her heartache.