Read the book, come chat about your thoughts.
Book Ends is a book club open to teens and their adult family member or guardian (parent, aunt / uncle, grandparent, or adult sibling over 18)! The purpose of this book club is to bring different generations of readers together around the same book and to create space for family members to have conversations beyond the usual "So how was school today". We'll supply the physical books for teams that sign up. *Please note in the comments if you do not need a copy of the book.*
*Book club members are required to sign up and participate as a PAIR of teen and guardian (no unpaired/unrelated adults or teens).*
Hosted by Teen Services Programming Assistant Kirsten and Assistant Branch Manager at Goshen Brian.
For June: Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim
Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret.
Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.
Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.
Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and, on her journey, uncovers a conspiracy to overtake the throne—a conspiracy more twisted and deceitful, more cunning and complex, than even Raikama's betrayal. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain—no matter what it costs her.