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August Teen Book Club

August Teen Book Club

Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015

The August Teen Book Club books are: Eleanor & Park, Secrets Beyond Scymaria, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. This summer the book club was challenged to read all three of these books and come back for our August meeting ready to discuss.  

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under.


Secrets Beyond Scymaria by DJ Jameson Smith

Two middle-schoolers cope with troublesome classmates and a sinister professor, kindle an unlikely friendship and discover a curious portal. Unwise choices may put this new friendship in jeopardy and their friend in danger.


The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....


Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Tourists drive in to see the lush wonders of Faerie and, most wonderful of all, the horned boy. But visitors fail to see the danger.

Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake.

Until one day, he does....

As the world turns upside down, Hazel has to become the knight she once pretended to be. But as she's swept up in new love, with shifting loyalties and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?


If you are not a member of Teen Book Club but would like to be, please drop in on our next meeting. You do not have to have read the books to sit in on the conversation.  Join in on the vote for the next book, and get a free copy for yourself. Your only promise is to read the book and come to the next meeting ready to discuss.  


Our next meeting is: August 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm in the Community Room


(High School and Middle School age students welcome.)


For more information contact Eboni at harris@monterey.org

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