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Pencils & Pages

Pencils & pages starts Feb. 18th and will go through March 24th. We will meet every Thursday night from 4:00-5:00pm for book discussion and art projects. It is for middle school aged teens (will make exceptions for those in high school, as long as they are ok with the majority of the group being middle schoolers). We are reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Please sign up ahead of time in the CanTeen. You are responsible for obtaining your own copy of the book. If you wish to borrow from the library please let us know and we can help you get it.

Book Synopsis:
Karou is a seventeen-year-old art student with a most unusual family. From his desk in a dusty, otherworldly shop, her mysterious, monstrous father sends her
on errands across the globe, collecting teeth for a shadowy purpose. On one such errand, Karou encounters an angel, and soon the mysteries of her life and her family are unraveled--with consequences both beautiful and dreadful. National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor has created a lushly imaginative, fully realized world in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Taylor’s writing is as sumptuous as poetry, and the story overflows with dark and delightful magic, star-crossed love, and difficult choices with heartbreaking repercussions. Readers of all ages will be utterly enchanted.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone also received recognition as a 2012 top ten best fiction for young adults by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association).