Book Beat

Welcome to Teen Book Beat!

This totally private book club will have a meet and greet October 21, 5-5:30pm on Instagram @pclibraires_teen.  You will get a chance to meet Librarian Brenda, meet fellow teens and of course talk books! Please register to receive an invite to the private group: register here

Date  Activity   Where  Time
 Oct 21  Meet & Greet Instagram  5:00-5:30pm
 Nov 4 Club Chat Instagram 5pm
 Nov 18 Club Chat Instagram 5pm
 Dec 2 Club Chat Instagram 5pm
 Dec 16 Club Chat Instagram 5pm

Current books to vote on for club read

Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Ye

Grace Dong-mei Parker, is a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple.

With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother.

Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry

When a deadly shooting breaks out in a Portland shopping mall, a diverse group of teens ends up trapped behind a store’s security shutter. To her own surprise, seventeen-year-old Miranda finds the others looking to her as their leader. But she’s hiding a big secret—and she’s not the only one. The group has only three choices—run, hide, or fight back. The wrong decision will have fatal consequences

The Program by Suzanne Young

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

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