Teens, join us on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00 PM to discuss Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists.
It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place," he said, "where learning is a game."
Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym "Truly, Devious". It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.
Enjoy snacks as you help solve a mystery set in the Library.
Miss Laura encourages members to read the month's book, but this is not required.
Teens (ages 13-19) interested in the book club MUST have their parent or legal guardian complete and return a permission slip.
This permission slip MUST be on file at the Library before attending a meeting or checking out the month's title.
Permissions slips are available for download here, or stop by the Library to pick up a copy.
For more information regarding Teen Book Club, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 740.446.7323 x 228.