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Teen Readers Unite + Author Visit: The Lotus Flower Champion

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Date of this discussion: Thursday, December 7th 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 recommended for ages 14+

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, The Lotus Flower Champion, about?

No escape. Follow the rules. And don’t count on reality.

It looks like paradise…only it’s not. This was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime family trip to Thailand. One last wish for my dying mama. Instead, we’re stranded on a lush, stunning island with ten strangers―held captive as Thai mythology unfolds around us…and within us. Now we’re being tested. We’re expected to face our greatest fears―and possible deaths―in hopes of awakening some kind of dormant gift…or curse. One by one, we’re transforming, echoing the strange and sometimes wondrous abilities found in Thai folktales. But my mama has only days to live, my papa is missing, and I’m forced to trust a group of strangers…including our evasive, dark-eyed tour guide, who resembles a minor god. Toss me in the ocean and feed me to the naga now. Only I’m no hero. My days are managed by numbers and the compulsions that used to keep me safe. I have to prove how far I can go. To survive. To protect my family. And to find a way off this perilous island where everything is a lie…including reality.

A little more info about the authors!

Pintip: A first-generation Thai American, Pintip Dunn grew up in a tiny town in Kansas. She went on to graduate from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. and to receive her J.D. at Yale Law School. Pintip is a two-time RITA® award winner and a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. She’s obsessed with penguins, and her childhood dream was to marry someone whose last name was “Gwynn”—so that her name could be “Pin Gwynn.” Alas, she got stuck with Dunn instead, but her husband and three children are worth the sacrifice. Visit her online at pintipdunn.com.

Love: Love Dunn is a high school junior. She has a deep passion for storytelling and has written fourteen manuscripts to date. Her other interests include dance, volleyball, piano, violin, and public speaking. Her favorite activity, however, is cuddling her dog, Strawberry. She frequently engages in writing sprints with her mom — and easily beats Pintip’s word count every time.



Thursday, December 7, 2023
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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