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YA Book Club – December Book Announcement

Normally we wouldn't have a book for December as the month is so busy, however, 2020 being what it is, we decided to continue, as we did over the summer. Please read along with us in December! Pax by Sara Pennypackerand illustrated by Jon Klassen Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued… Continue reading YA Book Club – December Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

Please read along with us in November! The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored―until she discovers a secret doorway into the ultimate library. Mazelike and reality-bending, the library contains all the universe’s wisdom. Every book ever written, and every fact ever known, can… Continue reading YA Book Club – November Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – October Book Announcement

Please read along with us in October! City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend… Continue reading YA Book Club – October Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – September Book Announcement

Please read along with us in September! Nevers by Sara Cassidy Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn… Continue reading YA Book Club – September Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – August Book Announcement

We don't normally meet during the summer months of July or August. However, as this year is so different and most of us are not traveling this summer, we decided to continue with our book club! Please read along with us. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until… Continue reading YA Book Club – August Book Announcement

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YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

We don't normally meet during the summer months of July or August. However, as this year is so different and most of us are not traveling this summer, we decided to continue with our book club! So, apologies for this late July announcement, however here it is, and please read along with us. The Absence… Continue reading YA Book Club – July Book Announcement

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Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (a Hunger Games novel) by Suzanne Collins

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has… Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (a Hunger Games novel) by Suzanne Collins

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YA Book Club – June Book Announcement

Read along with us in June! My Long List of Impossible Things by Michelle Barker The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her family into turmoil. The fighting has stopped, but German society is in collapse, resulting in tremendous hardship. With their father… Continue reading YA Book Club – June Book Announcement

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Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

When Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean old lady his mother calls Ma, he finds out she's not his grandmother--but she is a witch! She needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. There are two rules when it comes to the dragons: don't let them out of the… Continue reading Book Review: Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

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YA Book Club – May Book Announcement

Read along with us in May! No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen Felix Knuttson, twelve, is an endearing kid with an incredible brain for trivia. His mom Astrid is loving but unreliable; she can't hold onto a job, or a home. When they lose their apartment in Vancouver, they move into a camper van, just… Continue reading YA Book Club – May Book Announcement