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August we are reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power!

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Hey club:
The book for July is "The First Rule of Punk" by Celia C. Pérez.

If borrowing: I think you want this one physical. I've heard it has drawings in it, but if you're reading on like, a phone or tablet (like a Fire) it's probably fine.

The other ones I've heard raved about, especially George, so I'll probably check them out too, if anyone wants to talk about them too.

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YAMG Bookclub noms Jul + Aug 

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25+ College Grad.

Fave Books: The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie (Agota Kristof)

Fave Authors: Agota Kristof, Madeline Miller, C.S. Friedman, Tamora Pierce, Yoko Ogawa, Kristin Cashore

Fave Genres: Young Adult anything, Fantasy, Literary

I would love to discuss Young Adult or JP Lit with somebody.

Riffle and GR in profile.

Main account @lapis
Blog @lapis

Sabrina (literary Comic); Murder; Conspiracy; Fake News 

I also read the Booker longlister Sabrina.

(you may recall that as the one that came out of nowhere, and could be FOUND nowhere, because no one knew what the fuck this comic was.)

I'll talk about it in the next post because it needs some CWs.

I also read Flavia Biondi's

Gay Young Adult goes to live with relatives after breaking up with boyfriend. Learns about family.

It's pretty good.

I don't know why, but for some reason I thought this one would be in color, but it's not.

Bingo Love- Jackpot Edition

Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge, Joy San and like 50 other people.

This is the Queer Grandma romance (over bingo).

It's so sweet ;_; And all this bonus material. I want the next volume, but that's next yearrrrr.

Highly Recommend.

Everyone feels like they have depth in the book, even if you don't meet them in-person.

I couldn't relate to all the problems (I don't have rich parents) but the problems still felt valid and real.

Also the couple is adorable.

I finished "Let's Talk About Love". That Ace Romance by Claire Kahn

Idk if I recommend it more for an Ace person, or for someone who needs more familiarity with Asexuality. It sort of fills in both bubbles? (I know there have been asexual characters in YA media before, but I don't think any have had a particularly prominent role in fiction, save maybe Jughead's various portrayals.)

I had an idea yesterday after I went to bed, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was! 😖

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August we are reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power!

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"Let's Talk About Love" by Claire Kahn.

It's giving me major feels and I really wish I didn't have to rush through it (ECT tomorrow. I technically also have enough days left I could wait and assume I will have to reread it starting Saturday, but I have 4 other Ebooks...)

You might know it (I was introduced to it as) "the one with an Ace MC"

YAMG BookClub August poll 

Last call for nominations. I have an appt friday and I'm hoping to get a task done tomorrow (depending on someone else) so I will probably open a poll early tomorrow morning.

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YAMG August nominations 

Don't remember that well admittedly (and I've never read it), but I'm a bit confused about someone bringing up HP in the context of "good teachers".

I thought the whole point of the series was that the adults weren't helpful and you couldn't leave it to them (yes I know you can't leave things to adults if you want a satisfying kid/YA series) but were they particularly good teachers?

ECTs make a good deadline for getting your writing project done.

The First Rule of Punk Through End 

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