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.

Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Cover Image
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Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

September 21, 2019:  Cinder:  Book One by Marissa Meyer

 


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October 19, 2019:  The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

 


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November 16, 2019:  The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

 


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December 21, 2019:  Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman