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House of SecretsThe (Probably) Awesome Book Club meets one Saturday a month at 10 a.m. in the Teen Space at the Central Library (Burnham Hoyt room) to eat donuts, drink coffee and talk about books. Teens grades 6-12.

Questions? Call 720-865-1312 or email kcannon@denverlibrary.org.

2014 Meeting Dates: May 3, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 13. Download the Schedule (PDF)

Next Meeting:

Saturday, May 3, 10-11 a.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Burnham Hoyt Book Club Room

Book: House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff - a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they're banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren't alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible - and fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they'll discover it's not just their family that's in danger... it's the entire world.

Past Selections:

April 2014: Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Yes, we already read this in September, but no one seems to remember reading it and we have new people.) We were also excited about The Alchemyst by Michael Scott.

March 2014: Sailor Moon Manga by Naoko Takeuchi (Here's Book 1)

February 2014: The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer & Beka Cooper Book 1: Terrier by Tamora Pierce

January 2014: A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix & The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

December 2013: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

November 2013: Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow

October 2013: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

September 2013: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

August 2013: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

July 2013: Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

June 2013: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

May 2013: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

April 2013: Glow by Amy Ryan