The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

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3 people going


Panera Bread

254 E Rollins Rd · Round Lake Beach, IL

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We try to get the tables near the coffee or the Community Room

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Cookies will be provided, feel free to grab a drink or some food to eat while we discuss. Books will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk at the Round Lake Area Public Library a month before the discussion or you can provide your own.

Description from Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Alice 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 cult-classic 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 Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.