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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Author Visit will "Spark a Reaction" at Teen Summer Reading Kickoff

To kick off the teen Summer Reading Program, the library welcomes the mother-daughter writing team of the book Cinderskella. The popular middle-grade novel is a slightly spooky, super funny twist on the classic Cinderella fairytale. Amie and Bethanie Borst will talk about the inspiration behind their laugh-out-loud funny story, their experience working together, plotting and telling lots of jokes, and share tips to help you pursue your own writing dreams.

In Cinderskella, Cindy is just a normal 11-and-three-quarter year-old. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn't technically dead—she just doesn't have any hair . . . or a nose . . . or skin. Yep—all bones, no body.

Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who’s now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself.


While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even for a single night.

The first book of three in the Scarily Ever Laughter series, signed copies of Cinderskella will be available for purchase at the library presentations held at all three branches. And one lucky person at each branch will win a copy of the book!

4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17; Bealeton Library
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17; John Barton Payne Bldg.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24; John Marshall Library

We hope you join us for this exciting kickoff to a summer filled with entertaining events for 6th grade and up. From craft days to movie nights, science programs and even a volunteer fire department demonstration, there’s something for everyone that’s sure to “Spark a Reaction.”

Registration opens June 1 online and at all Fauquier County Public Library locations.

If you need even more incentive, for each program you attend teens can enter into an end-of-summer grand prize drawing. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from each branch. The more programs you attend, the more chances you have to win!

Happy Reading!

Ann McDuffie, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

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