Collected Works invites teens ages 14-18 to join us for Young Adult Book Club.
Book club participants receive a 15% discount if they purchase the book from Collected Works.
While we appreciate that many adults also enjoy reading YA (and encourage you to continue to do so), we request that only teens age 14-18 participate in this book club. Please spread the word to young adults in your life.
AND... we're introducing a YA Club Card -- available for all ages. YA Club Cards will be available at the front register. Buy 9 YA books and your 10th book will be free, for any book in the store up to $30.
About this month's book, City of Saints & Thieves: In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn't exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother quickly found work as a maid for a prominent family, headed by Roland Greyhill, one of the city’s most respected business leaders. But Tina soon learns that the Greyhill fortune was made from a life of corruption and crime. So when her mother is found shot to death in Mr. Greyhill's personal study, she knows exactly who’s behind it.
With revenge always on her mind, Tina spends the next four years surviving on the streets alone, working as a master thief for the Goondas, Sangui City’s local gang. It’s a job for the Goondas that finally brings Tina back to the Greyhill estate, giving her the chance for vengeance she’s been waiting for. But as soon as she steps inside the lavish home, she’s overtaken by the pain of old wounds and the pull of past friendships, setting into motion a dangerous cascade of events that could, at any moment, cost Tina her life. But finally uncovering the incredible truth about who killed her mother—and why—keeps her holding on in this fast-paced nail-biting thriller.
About the Author: Natalie C. Anderson is an American writer and international development professional living in Geneva, Switzerland. She has spent the last decade working with NGOs and the UN on refugee relief and development, mainly in Africa. She was selected as the 2014-2015 Associates of the Boston Public Library Children's Writer in Residence, where she wrote her debut novel, City of Saints and Thieves.