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

Questions? email Miss Marisa at mhicking@libraryconnection.info

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.