YA Book Club for Adults

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 pm. Refreshments are served. Copies of the books are available by request through CLEVNET. 


September 10, 2018 @ 6 pm

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.


October 15, 2018 @ 6 pm
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

For Cath, being a fan is her life.  She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading, hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.  Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own!  She’s got a surly roommate with a always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, and a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words...  Will she make it through her freshman year?


November 12, 2018 @ 6 pm
EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards

2788. Only the handicapped live on Earth and 18 year-old Jarra is among the rare people born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Sent to Earth at birth to save her life, she has been abandoned by her parents. She can't travel to other worlds, but she can watch their vids, and she knows all the jokes they make, but this is one ape girl who won't give in.  Jarra makes up a fake military background for herself and joins a class of norms who are on Earth for a year of practical history studies excavating the dangerous ruins of the old cities. She wants to see their faces when they find out they've been fooled into thinking an ape girl was a norm. She isn't expecting to make friends with the enemy, to risk her life to save norms, or to fall in love.


December 10, 2018 @ 6 pm
SPEAK: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself―we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless―an outcast―because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.