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.

June Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion of Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Questions? email Miss Marisa at

For teens entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2020.

How: We will meet via Google Meet on Tues. 6/30, from 3:30-4:30 PM. All teens who are registered will receive a link to the book discussion on the morning of the program, Tues. 6/30.

How does this work? Normally we give out print copies of books. This month is a little different. We will be getting an e-book copy of a great new debut fantasy of a fairy tale twist, CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron. Book is recommended for teens entering Grades 7+.

Requirements: you must read the book and come ready to discuss on Tues. 6/30. To get an e-book copy you must sign up for a free account from Edelweiss OR NetGalley (not both).

Option 1) if you choose to sign up for a free Edelweiss account and Miss Marisa will send their username/email address to the publisher who will grant access to the book. Great thing about Edelweiss is there no minimum age limit for creating an account. FAQ for Edelweiss new comers. You can send the book to your Kindle or devices with Kindle app compatibility.

Option 2) if you choose to sign up for a free NetGalley  account (you will be asked if you are 18 years or older to create an account), Miss Marisa will send you a link that will let you download the book to your Kindle or devices with Kindle app compatibility. Link to a blog that answers some how to questions about creating a Netgalley account!

What IS this book about? From the publisher:

Girls team up to overthrow the kingdom in this unique and powerful retelling of Cinderella from a stunning new voice that’s perfect for fans of A Curse So Dark and Lonely.

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.

Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .

This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.