Join us on March 10, 2017 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD
1 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601
For an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come join us to talk about our featured book, YA buzz, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.
March 2017 Featured Read: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . . Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out
that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
“Spellbinding.” ―US Weekly *“A magnificent debut.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review *“I lost myself in this world.” ―Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes * “Beautifully written.” ―Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn *“Shimmers with magic.” ―Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse “Darkly enchanting.” ―Kiersten White, author of And I Darken * “Decadent.” ―Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen * “Like stepping into a living dream.” ―Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon “Destined to capture imaginations.” ―Kirkus Reviews * “Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games.” ―SLJ
THIS BOOK CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES SECTION OF THE WESTCHESTER LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Past Featured Books
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Sum