Downtown Springfield Association

Welcome to your new favorite book club! Join the Downtown Springfield Association and the Springfield-Greene County Library District every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for the Downtown Book Club.

October 2022 Pick:

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas



Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

Content Warnings

  • Blood
  • Blood magic (referenced)
  • Character abuse (off-page)
  • Deadnaming of a trans character
  • Death (parental)
  • Deportation (off-page)
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Homophobia
  • Misgendering of a trans character
  • Transphobia
  • Violence

Previous Reads

Need a copy of this month’s book? Visit the Park Central Branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library District to grab a copy! Put your request in now, because it may take about a week to get your copy.