May’s Teen/Tween Book Club selection is Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis. This novel provides a paranormal twist on the no-win decisions created by the cycle of poverty.
You can find this book in our catalog in various formats in our collection - please feel welcome to choose your favorite. Join us in person at the Headquarters Teen Space Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m. to discuss! Create an account and join us on our Goodreads group for book club discussions.
On Goodreads, we post weekly discussions and polls for members to discuss. Our book club works best for tweens and teens aged 11 to 17.
Interested in other book clubs? The Alachua County Library District has several. You can find more information on our Book Clubs page.
Katrell can talk to the dead. And she wishes it made more money. She’s been able to support her unemployed mother—and Mom’s deadbeat-boyfriend-of-the-week—so far, but it isn’t enough. Money’s still tight, and to complicate things, Katrell has started to draw attention. Not from this world—from beyond. And it comes with a warning: STOP or there will be consequences.
Katrell is willing to call the ghosts on their bluff; she has no choice. What do ghosts know of having sleep for dinner? But when her next summoning accidentally raises someone from the dead, Katrell realizes that a live body is worth a lot more than a dead apparition. And, warning or not, she has no intention of letting this lucrative new business go.
Only magic isn’t free, and dark forces are coming to collect. Now Katrell faces a choice: resign herself to poverty, or confront the darkness before it’s too late.