September’s Teen Readers Unite book dicussion: THE SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS

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 SPEED OF FALLING OBJECTS by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Time: Thurs. September 19th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 8/13 at 3 PM.

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

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!

This month’s book summary:

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more―more athletic, charismatic, attractive―life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she’s not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

August Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion

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: FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon and MATCH MADE IN MEHENDI by Nandini Bajpai

Time: Tues. 8/13, 4-5 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 7/9.

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

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!

Teen Readers Unite book discussion of Past Perfect Life

June Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Thursday June 13th,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 in Grades 7-12.

We will discuss: PAST PERFECT LIFE by Elizabeth Eulberg on Thursday 13th, from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Tuesday May 14th. If you want to sign up and get a copy for yourself: please come in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk and ask. 

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!

Summary:

Her life was perfect…until she found out it wasn’t her life. Secrets and lies can’t stay hidden forever.

Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is. She spends quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn’t be? In a few short months, everything’s going to change, big time.
But when Ally files her college applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she’s not Allison Smith. And Ally’s-no wait, make that Amanda’s ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as everything comes crashing down around her?
This book is about secrets and lies, reality and identity, and the ways we put ourselves back together when everything is broken.

May’s book discussion: Changing Ways by Julia Tannenbaum-with special guest, the author

May Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Tuesday May 14th,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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?

We will discuss: Changing Ways by Julia Tannenbaum on Tuesday May 14th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12, and this month: TRU is also open to adults who have read the book!

Check out a copy of the book from behind the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk!

Summary:

Sixteen year old Grace struggles to cope with stress of her life and finds release in destructive ways: dieting and self-harm. But when Grace is caught by a classmate she faces a stint in a psych ward with kids who seem so much worse than her. After all, she’s not sick. She’s okay. She’ll never do it again, but the real world is out there waiting for her…

This is a debut novel that journeys into the thoughts and experiences of a teen struggling with mental illness, and provides a glimpse into what it is like to be a friend, a parent and sibling, who do everything they can to support her.
Trigger warning this book contains:  self harm, depression, suicide, eating disorders, and psyche ward treatments.

 

Teen Readers Unite book discussion of THE SIMILARS

March Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Tuesday March 19th,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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?

We will discuss: THE SIMILARS by Rebecca Hanover on Tuesday March 19th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Tuesday February 19th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

Summary:

When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class.

The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn’t care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi—Oliver’s exact DNA replica and one of the Similars.
Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted…not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver’s face.

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: Tues. 2/19, 5-6 PM Teen Readers Unite book discussion

New rescheduled date due to snow: Tuesday February 19th,  5:00 pm- 6:00 PM

February Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Old date: Tuesday February 12th

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?

We will discuss: WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Sarah Henstra and AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE by Erin Gough on Tuesday February 12th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Thursday January 10th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

Summaries:

WE CONTAIN MULTITUDES: Jonathan Hopkirk and Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky are partnered in English class, writing letters to one another in a weekly pen pal assignment. With each letter, the two begin to develop a friendship that eventually grows into love. But with homophobia, bullying, and devastating family secrets, Jonathan and Kurl struggle to overcome their conflicts and hold onto their relationship…and each other.

AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE:

Harriet is the perfect student: smart, dutiful, over-achieving. Will is a troublemaker. When a staff’s inappropriate behavior is swept under the rug, the unlikely duo reluctantly team up: pulling  pranks and creating the legendary Amelia Westlake–an imaginary student who helps right the many wrongs of their privileged institution. But everyone wonders who is Amelia Westlake?–and between Harriet and Will, how long can they keep their secret? How far will they go to make a difference? And when will they realize they’re falling for each other?

Teen Readers Unite book discussion of A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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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?

We will discussion A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer on Thursday January 10th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM Tuesday December 18th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

 

Summary:

Fall in love, break the curse. 
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom. 
Powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a   broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

 

This event is moved to Tues. 11/20 due to snow. Teen Readers Unite book discussion of DRY and INTERNMENT

We will discussion DRY by Neal Shusterman AND INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed on Thurs. November 15th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

New date: Tues. 11/20 from 5-6pm, due to snow.

 

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?

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM on Tuesday October 9th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

Summaries of the two titles to discuss

DRY by Neal Shusterman

A dystopian ecological disaster story, based a little in fact, and a lot of what if…

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers. Until the taps run dry.
Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbours and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.

AND

INTERNMENT by Samira Ahmed

Rebellions are built on hope. 

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American.
With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.
Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

 

October Teen Readers Unite

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else?

Do you like getting a FREE book?  Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!

We will discussion IMPOSTORS by Scott Westerfeld AND THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer Armentrout on Tues. October 9th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 4 PM on Tuesday September 11th, in person at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

 

Summaries of the two titles to discuss

THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer Armentrout

A new series begins set in Jennifer Armentrout’s world of The Lux…

There is finally a peace between humans and the aliens known as the Luxen.  When Evie is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving alien Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially  assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
Romance, danger, and mystery in this Sci-Fi story.

AND

IMPOSTORS:

A new series set in Scott Westerfeld’s world of The Uglies…

 Frey and Rafi are inseparable  twin sistsers. . . but very few people have ever seen both of them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadow’s of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she is her sister – but the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.
Action, betrayal, and hoverboard chases abound in this Sci-Fi tale

 

September Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?  Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!

We will discussion Rule by Ellen Goodlett AND Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal on Tues. September 11th, from 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

Sign up open to teens in Grades 7-12.

Sign up & book claiming for this TRU discussion will begin 10AM on Thursday August 16th, only at the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.

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!

 

Summaries of the two titles to discuss

Twice Dead by Caitlin Seal 

Her death was only the beginning…Naya goes on her first solo trading mission in the necromancer-friendly country bordering her homeland. Unfortunately, she never makes it to the meeting. She’s murdered. But death is not the end. She awakens to realize she’s become a wraith, a ghostly creature bound by runes to the bones of her corpse. She’s been resurrected to become a spy for her country.

She never intended to become embroiled in political plots, kidnapping, and murder…Or to fall in love with the young man and former necromancer she is destined to betray.

AND

Rule by Ellen Goodlett: 

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has been murdered, and rebellion brews. But the king has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos…or three options.

The king summons three girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in the castle knows their secrets, and is willing to stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny…to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this fantasy debut.