YA Cross/Over Book Club

Meeting Date:  Third Saturday of each month.

Time:  12 noon

Place:   Starry Night Room

Leader:  Melissa Robbins

The YA Cross/Over Book Club reads books marketed to young adults but perfect for any reader.  It is open to 8th graders and up who want to read and discuss some of the best books written for teenagers.  But adults are definitely welcome!  We will read across genres--contemporary, romance, speculative fiction, graphic novels, and the occasional "adult" book--and discuss them on the third Saturday of every month at noon.  Melissa Robbins, an adult mystery and young adult writer who is a member of SCBWI and Sisters in Crime, is the leader.  She has two teenagers and one tween who love YA as much as she does!

A Short Introduction to YA Cross/Over Book Club: 

1.  What book has been your group's favorite selection this past year?  Why?  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.  Everyone loves John Green!  So a new book of his will always draw a crowd.  Green has struggled with severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder for about as long as he can remember. He keeps it in check with medication and therapy, but every once in a while, it consumes him.  So when his protagonist in Turtles All the Way Down must deal with a similar disorder, he knows what he's writing about!  John Green's books are always very relatable.

2.  How would you describe your book club to a prospective member?  We read any and all Young Adult literature.  Some of the best authors are currently writing in this genre.  YA Cross/Over Book Club is for all ages; in fact, we strongly encourage adults to participate.  We're loud and excited about YA books!

To see an archived list of the selections previously read, click HERE.

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442472464
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

December 21, 2019:  Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman


The Diviners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316126106
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

January 18, 2020:  The Diviners by Libba Bray


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ISBN: 9780062564054
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 17th, 2019

February 15, 2020:  Pride by Ibi Zoboi


Girls of Paper and Fire Cover Image
By Natasha Ngan, James Patterson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316561358
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Published: jimmy patterson - October 8th, 2019

March 14, 2020:  Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan