Author Melissa de la Cruz visits 5th and 6th graders at American Martyrs School

American Martyrs School and {pages} a bookstore will be hosting a visit for 5th and 6th graders with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz to share her first book in a new series, ABOUT THE (SUPER SECRET) OCTAGON VALLEY SOCIETY, on Friday, September 15, 2023. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society for reluctant readers, chockful of humor, adventure and  mischief, and set at an exclusive, secluded, high-tech institute everyone wants to get  into. You only get in if you’re EXTRAordinary…. 

After passing an intense exam, Edwin Edgefield becomes one of the lucky few to attend an  exclusive weekend at the mysterious high-tech institute of the uber-famous-ultrabazillionaire genius-recluse Onasander Octagon. Edwin hopes he’ll meet other kids like him—kids who will  accept him even though he’s got a photographic memory, genius-level math skills, and some  very specific personality quirks. But when he meets the other misfits (um, students), he starts to  wonder if they’re all in the right place. There’s amateur rapper Li’l Kimmy, violin prodigy Julie,  video game–obsessed Anton, teacher’s pet Ting-Ting, mean girl Maureen, and surfer dude  Dilip. And we’re not even going to talk about Harold. 

Are you sitting down? Because this is when things get really weird. Octagon’s weekend events include an escape-room challenge, a zero-gravity chamber, a river full of piranhas, and . . .  some ninjas? 

Surviving Octagon Valley may require these outcasts to embrace their inner weird and become  greater together than they ever could separately. Those who rise to the wacky occasion will be  treated to the biggest, most spectacular surprise of their lives—a chance to be truly EXTRAordinary! 

You can purchase signed copies of Melissa’s new book and previous books to be  delivered to the school on the day of the presentation. When checking out, please check the box for “pickup at the store” so you will not be charged for shipping. For delivery to the school, orders need to be received by Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

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Books: 
The (Super Secret) Octagon Valley Society By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368083744
Availability: In Stock
Published: Disney Hyperion - September 5th, 2023

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy (The Chronicles of Never After #1) By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250808301
Availability: In Stock
Published: Square Fish - October 26th, 2021

Never After: The Stolen Slippers (The Chronicles of Never After #2) By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250854032
Availability: In Stock
Published: Square Fish - December 6th, 2022

Never After: The Broken Mirror (The Chronicles of Never After #3) By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250827258
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Roaring Brook Press - December 6th, 2022

Isle of the Lost, The-A Descendants Novel, Book 1: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants #1) By Melissa de la Cruz Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484725443
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Disney Hyperion - April 25th, 2017