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Wallingford Reads YA Book Club: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Thursday January 30, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

All teens and adults are welcome at this book discussion where we discuss Young Adult Literature. Lauren Rumi.  In January we will be discussing Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood.  Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.


Seventeen-year-old Alice Proserpine and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away- by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. 
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother's cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with her classmate and fairy-tale superfan Ellery Finch, who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To find her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood and then into the world where her grandmother's tales began- and where she might discover why her own story went so wrong.

Location: Board Room
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