About the Book
Book: The Underground Book Readers: The Secret Society
Author: Terry Overton
Genre: Upper Middle Grade, Pre-Teen, Teen, YA Christian Fiction Dystopian
Release date: December 15, 2022
a world without books, schools, churches, and parents, how can teens
and pre-teens find each other and work to bring back a world like the
world before? Ever watchful, this group of friends meet in an
underground cavern in the mountains of Virginia. Rumors of spies, enemy
soldiers, and the possibility of finding their parents, keep these
friends searching to make a better life for everyone.
In Book 1, The Secret Society, the original four members of the group
discover others who, like them, have lost their parents and older
siblings. These friends bond together and form a strong new family.
Together, they discover new documents, clues, and tools to assist in
their adventures. In the hope of someday finding others who can help
establish a new settlement, they study, plan, and make discoveries that
will propel them forward in their journey. Are others hiding from the
World Force Soldiers? They are determined to find the answer.
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About the Author
obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education.
She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a
professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after
retirement writing Christian fiction books and devotionals. She hopes to
share the Christian worldview through her writing and touch the lives
of her readers. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek
to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters
included in her books. Her books have earned Bookfest Awards, Firebird
Award Winner, American Writing Award Gold, International Finalist Book
Award, Reader Views Awards, and Reader’s Favorite Awards. She currently
resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys
Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying
family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great
More from Terry
This book came from my concern about children and teens not being
able to read many of the classic books we cherish. My concern that many
children and teens do not value reading, our faith, and our freedoms,
is the reason for the book being a dystopian story. In this new world,
there are no books, school, or churches.
Here is the intro:
The world was not ready for what happened. And in the mountains and
valleys of Virginia, a group of young friends wondered what to do in
this different world. Their parents and older siblings were taken away,
or “disappeared,” and have not been seen since that fateful day. Schools
were destroyed, churches burned, and books banned. There was no fuel or
electricity available for the anyone. Cars and other vehicles no longer
worked and were found abandoned beside the roads rusting and in
disrepair. Only the World Force military had fuel and vehicles.
The discovery of books, documents, tools, clues, and other teens
hiding in the countryside, brought hope to group of friends who met
daily deep in the cavern. Follow their journey of hope and adventure
through the series: The Underground Book Readers.
And what do teens do when their world has changed and there are no
parents or other friendly adults? They find each other, find forbidden
books such as Huckleberry Finn and the Bible, hide in a cavern, read,
study, and plan for a better world.
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