YA Book Club

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Our YA Book Club  is new and will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 

This book club is recommended for teenagers between ages 13 and 18. Some of the books that we will be reading may contain controversial topics, themes, and situations. 

If you have any questions, please contact Emily by either calling the Library at 262-367-3350 or emailing her at esternemann@hartland.lib.wi.us .

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Tuesday, September 24 at 5 pm

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.  

“Profoundly moving, expertly crafted tale… a singular masterpiece, exceptionally well-served by Kay’s atmospheric and ominous illustrations… tackles the toughest of subjects by refusing to flinch, meeting the ugly truth about life head on-on with compassion, bravery, and insight.” ~Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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*New Day and Time*

Tuesday, August 27 at 5 pm

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

A vibrant, food-themed memoir from beloved indie cartoonist Lucy Knisley.

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions. 

“Just about everything in this rambling memoir is handled with good cheer, which hints at the positive energy and personal fulfillment Knisley has wrought from her young life in food.” ―Booklist

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Tuesday, October 22 at 5 pm

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried. 

“A strong YA debut. Roux creates an entertaining and occasionally brutal horror story that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma and terror on a place.” (Publishers Weekly)