Sunday, September 24, 2017

A New Book Club At Recycle! AND A Movie Festival Based On A Local Author's YA

Big news at Recycle Bookstore in Campbell:  They are starting a YA book club that's geared for 14 and up.  Here's the info:

Recycle’s Young Adult Book Club
And I Darken by Kiersten White
October 17th    7 - 8 pm
Who: YOU! Ages 14 and older! It’s not only for teens!
What: Recycle’s very first Young Adult Book Club! 
Where: Here! At our store!
When: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month!  First meeting is October 17th  7-8pm
Why:  Let your inner bookworm have fun with other bookworms!
How: Do you sign up? In store or email us at

For your convenience we will carry copies of the monthly pick in store. Or ask for a copy to be reserved while at the meet-up!

More Questions? Just email us at

And on top of that, local author Betsy Franco has written a YA that has been turned into a movie.  Here are those details:

I'm thrilled to announce that the feature film METAMORPHOSIS, JUNIOR YEAR, based on my YA novel, is showing at the Mill Valley Film Festival! The festival calls it "modern mythology for a new generation."

Oct. 8, 2017    12:30 p.m. Sequoia 1 Theatre
Oct. 15, 2017             1:30 Lark Theatre

SYNOPSIS Metamorphosis: Junior Year is a film about becoming. Created by Palo Alto High School students in collaboration with James Franco and based on a Young Adult novel by Betsy Franco, this coming-of-age tale takes on the myriad themes which define youth: identity, sex, purpose, drugs, self-image. Haunted by the disappearance of his sister and plagued by his parent’s expectations, young artist Ovid uses mythology and drawings to understand the world around him while his friends become our window into current high school life—from potheads to poets and shoplifters to singers. 
Friendship, drama, betrayal, and redemption abound as we see how these teenagers relate to one another and the environment around them. Their transformations take on new resonance as we remember that growth is essential to all living things. Animated interludes add whimsy and originality to this modern mythology for a new generation. 

There will be a screenwriting workshop afterwards for teens!

October 8, 2017          2:30-5:00


  1. How fantastic to have a book club that brings teens and adults together!

  2. I'd love to come to that book club! The movie is exciting too.

    1. Me too. But I think if I join that one, along with the other book clubs and author events that I go to, I might come home to an empty house!