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August Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: DAMSELFLY with Chandra Prasad, the author
Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Do you like to read Young Adult literature? Do you like reading books before everyone else? Do you like getting a FREE book?
Then Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for you!
We will discussion DAMSELFLY by Chandra Prasad on Thurs. August 16th from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Teen Room.
Sign up open to teens entering Grades 7-12.
Sign up & book claiming: Sign up for this discussion starts Thurs. July 19th. Go to the 2nd Floor Children’s Reference Desk.
What is this book about:
In the wake of crash-landing on a deserted tropical island, a group of private-school teens must rely on their wits and one another to survive.
Having just survived a plane crash, Samantha Mishra finds herself isolated and injured in the thick of the jungle. She has no idea where she is or where anybody else is — she doesn’t even know if anybody else is alive. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they locate the others, they set up camp and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the survivors, all teammates on the Drake Rosemont fencing team, realize that they’re on their own — with the exception of a mysterious presence who taunts and threatens them. When their initial attempts to escape the island fail, the teens find they need to survive more than the jungle . . . they need to survive each other.
This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking (summary from Goodreads.com).