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The Beverly Public Library Can Help!

Read Truly Devious or Gone and plan to attend a public library book club on July 1 or July 30 to talk about it! Email Meghan Karasin ( for details about the time and the link. These titles are available online through Hoopla with a Beverly Public Library card.

Another good place to get ideas is Novelist Plus or Novelist Plus K-8 (for kids)– You must have a public library card to access this online database. It helps you find both fiction and nonfiction books that are just right for their reading level and interests. You can also fill out this form to request a personalized book list from the Beverly Public Library.

Book Club Meets July 1

Truly Devious

Ellingham Academy is a private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. Shortly after the school opens, the founder's wife and daughter are kidnapped. The only real clue is a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym "Truly, Devious."


The first in Michael Grant's dystopian sci-fi saga, Gone is a page-turning thriller that invokes the classic The Lord of the Flies along with the horror of Stephen King. In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult.

Book Club Meets July 30

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