Story Bites YA: The Tale of Truthwater Lake
Our discussion based book club for KS3 readers aged 11-14 years!
Time & Location
14 May 2023, 16:30 – 17:30
Jacqson Diego Story Emporium, 444 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA, UK
About the Event
Story Bites YA is our discussion book club for readers aged 11-14, with an interest in new YA fiction and who want to share and grow their ideas with others through discussion and thought-provoking activities.
We meet in the emporium on the first Sunday of the month at 4:30pm. Everyone has a copy of the book to read in advance of the session and booking is essential as we have limited spaces. The book is available the month before.
About the book:
The Tale of Truthwater Lake by Emma Carroll
On one side of the underwater street is the remains of a house... It's beautiful here, and eerie, a lost kingdom, a ghost village... It's the near-future and Britain is having yet another heatwave. Of course, the government have put in the normal curfews for this kind of weather, and shops are forced to shut again. For Polly, it's the sort of heat that makes her do wild, out-of-character things just to cool down. Like face her fear of deepwater. Essential when she and her brother have been sent to their aunt's eco lake-side house for the summer. But Truthwater Lake is beginning to dry up. As the water level diminishes, a lost village emerges. Swimming over the rooftops at midnight, Polly dives down and is suddenly able to breathe, to hear church bells and bird song...
Polly has discovered an underwater gateway... to the past!