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.

 

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.

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.