Last Night at the Circle Cinema
Olivia, Bertucci, and Codman were the trio no one else in high school could quite figure out, an impenetrable triangle of friendship. Now they’re graduating and about to start new lives away at college and without one another. Beyond their friendship, there’s one thing they have in common: the Circle Cinema, a once-thriving old movie theater now reduced to a boarded up concrete box, condemned and about to be forgotten forever—which is, as far as Olivia and Codman can tell, a lot like what’s going to happen to them.
So in one last desperate effort to hold on to the secrets they share, Bertucci hatches a plan—an experiment, really. He convinces Olivia and Codman to join him in spending their last night before graduation locked inside the cinema’s concrete walls. None of them can open the box before sunrise. Over the course of the night, the trio is then forced to face one another, the events of the past year, and whatever is to come when the new day dawns.
Emily Franklin’s Last Night at the Circle Cinema is the story of a friendship’s end and moving rebirth.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Fiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Lab ®|
|Number of Pages||200|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.7|
- Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable
- ALAN Pick
“[T]his contemporary novel is a smart, quirky examination of these teens’ innermost lives. . . . Franklin captures the uncertain thrill of being on the cusp of a major change and the intensity of teenage friendships, and the ending . . . will provoke discussion.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“A sweet and wonderful tale that will get teens thinking about their own futures and friendships.”—School Library Journal