Don’t be shy, it’s ok to love YA! All of us here are adults (well, at least by number), and we love to read Young Adult books and recommend them to both teens AND adults. We even have a book club, especially for those like us!
Each month, Amanda, our YA book club moderator, is joined by a variety of members ranging in age from early 20’s to those well into their golden years. The range makes for incredibly interesting conversations! Past books have included The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, and Finnikin of the Rock by Marlina Marchetta.
This month, the club is reading My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve, one of Ellen’s favorite books of the year. Here’s how she described it:
If there’s a superlative for outstanding, apply it to this novel to the nth degree. Franziska Mangold, a young girl growing up in Berlin in the 1930s, is only half Jewish, but that’s enough for her family to be persecuted by Nazis. She is lucky enough to get a spot on the kindertransport, the train that secretly conveyed nearly 10,000 children out of Nazi territory to England. But being German in England isn’t easy, and it becomes even more difficult when Frances (as she becomes known) is evacuated from London. This middle-grade novel follows Frances as she courageously makes a new life for herself in a world filled with uncertainty.
If you’re interested in joining the YA Book Club for Adults, please send Amanda an email! We would love to have you! firstname.lastname@example.org