November Teen Readers Unite: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU)

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 1 Avon Library copy you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. 11/17, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Luke and Vada are crazy in like with each other-only neither one knows about the other’s feelings.

18 year old Luke has a popular-but-retired punk rock dad who can help him find fame, but Luke just wants to write music in private and record his podcast with his twin brother (when said brother isn’t out on dates with his boyfriend).

Vada, a classmate, is obsessed with music and plans to attend the music journalism program at UCLA and secure a Rolling Stone internship. She’s well on her way, working at a legendary club courtesy of her mom’s boyfriend and making a name for herself through his popular music blog.

Luke and Vada crush on each other from afar, but until they work together at the club, neither has a clue that they’re about to fall in love, or one will go viral.  But life isn’t just unicorns and rainbows, the course of true love never did run smooth.

October Teen Readers Unite: Lobizona by Romina Garber

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 2 Avon Library copies you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 10/20, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of Lobizona by Romina Garber 

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.

 

September Teen Readers Unite: The Lost City by Amanda Hocking

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT this book is published and if you can get a copy on your own you can sign up!

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 9/24, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of The Lost City by Amanda Hocking: a high fantasy book

Ulla was abandoned in an isolated city as a baby, taken in by strangers and raised hidden away like many of the trolls of mixed blood. Even knowing this truth, she’s never stopped wondering about her family.

When Ulla is offered an internship working alongside the handsome Pan at a prestigious institution, she jumps at the chance to use this opportunity to hopefully find her parents. All she wants is to focus on her job and the search for her parents, but all of her attempts to find them are blocked when she learns her mother may be connected to the royal family.

Ulla and Pan get wrapped up in helping  wrapped up in helping a girl with amnesia and with abilities unlike any they have ever seen before.  More than one mystery will be unraveled.

August Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and .
Time: Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 8/10.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifeuko in July, click here to ALSO sign up for the 7/14 discussion. Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

 

Extraordinaries by TJ Klune, recommended for ages 13 and up. I have 6 copies of this book.

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?   After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life). This is Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades. 

 

 

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari, recommended for ages 12 and up. I have 4 copies of this book. All copies of this book have been given out.. 

What does it feel like to be the non-super half of a dynamic duo? 

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes and  now she’s landed an internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation super heroes. Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she’s sick of being less important than all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Then Bridgette meets Claire. It becomes a lot more complicated when the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

July Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and seniors
Time: Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 7/13.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of 2 teen books in August, click here to ALSO sign up for the 8/11 discussion of 2 super hero teen books! Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

Summary of Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: 
Tarisai has always longed for a family; she was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Sent to the capital of the Empire to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood.
Tarisai wants the belonging, but The Lady compels her to kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

 

March’s Teen Readers Unite: over 20 titles to choose from!

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. March 10th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

THIS month will be unique because you will have about 20+ choices of books.
We have books that are for grades 7-9, books for grades 9-12, and all types of genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic, and romance!

Sign up for the book YOU want to read. You will be the only one to read it. Everyone will get to talk about their book. If you want to hunt and find the perfect title for you, this is YOUR month to sign up!

Sign up starts on Tues. February 4th, at 4 PM and goes on until all books are gone.
Where to go: the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

February’s Teen Readers Unite: HAVENFALL

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. February 4th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room. Sign up starts on Thurs. January 9th at 4 PM. Go to the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

Summary of HAVENFALL by Sara Holland

A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it–at any cost. Hidden deep in the mountains lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds–each with their own magic–together. For generations, the inn has  protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return.
For Maddie summers are for magic. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murder. One day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper.
But this summer, the impossible happens–a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. Everything goes wrong, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She’ll do anything to uncover the truth. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie: no one can be trusted, and no one is safe…

 

January’s Teen Readers Unite: Night Spinner AND Oasis

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you, if: you are a teen who likes to read and get free books for doing it!
For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Thurs. January 9th,  5-6 PM in the Teen Room.
Sign in person at the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work:
SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

Summary of NIGHT SPINNER by Addie Thorley

A disgraced warrior girl is given a redemption offer:  If she can capture a notorious criminal, whose band of rebels has been causing havoc, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior. But as she tries to complete her mission, she begins to question who to trust. 

No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees. 

Summary of OASIS by Katya De Becerra

The oasis saved them. But who will save them from the oasis?
Alif had exciting summer plans: working on her father’s archaeological dig site in the desert with four close friends . . . and a very cute research assistant. Then the sandstorm hit.
With their camp wiped away, Alif and the others find themselves lost on the sands, seemingly doomed . . . until they find the oasis. It has everything they need: food, water, shade—and mysterious ruins that hide a deadly secret. As reality begins to shift around them, they question what’s real and what’s a mirage.
The answers turn Alif and her friends against one another, and they begin to wonder if they’ve truly been saved.

And while it was easy to walk into the oasis, it may be impossible to leave . . .

 

December’s Teen Readers Unite: REVERIE

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you, if: you are a teen who likes to read and get free books for doing it!
For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Thurs. December 19th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.
Sign in person at the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work:
SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.

Summary of REVERIE by Ryan La Sala:
Inception meets The Magicians. LGBTQIA+ fantasy that explores what happens when the secret worlds that people hide within themselves come to light….

All Kane knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, why the car was crashed, and why his life seems so different now. There are huge holes in his memory.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes one wrong step can twist the entire thing into a lethal nightmare maze.

October’s Teen Readers Unite book discussion: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you, if:

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?

Open to teens entering Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Time: Tues. October 15th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion is open and will continue until all 10 copies are given out. 

If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk to sign up and pick up your copy of the book. 

You will pick up your advance reader copy right then and there!

*IF YOU SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book!

*Recommended for teens 13 and up.*

A stunning fantasy adventure that is Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale. 
THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS:

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom,      justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, human &  inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another…..

A story that only the youngest or most desperate would  ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.