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.
YAMG Bookclub noms Jul + Aug
#YAMGBookClub - Nomination time. I know it's a little early, but due to circumstance (eg: I'm moving. Idk what I'll do regarding Sept, suggestions welcome), I would like you to suggest a lot of things (and if you want to read them for July _or_ August). I already have a specific suggestion for August thx @yoolia
So suggest away. I recommend not picking a book that comes out that month unless you want to buy it.
25+ #ActuallyAutistic 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.
Sabrina (literary Comic); Murder; Conspiracy; Fake News
Basically the premise is, this man's girlfriend (and woman's sister) Sabrina, goes missing, and later turns up murdered.
We know this, because videos are sent to tv stations.
But this isn't good enough for people. Conspiracy theorists start harassing the boyfriend, the man who is helping the boyfriend, and the sister, all as CRISIS ACTORS.
The idea is that "wimpy mra couldn't overpower this lady".
It's chillingly relevant.
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.)
Violet, I think I get it, but why????? This was such a bad idea. #MonsterPulse
Hi friends! I'm matching donations to RAICES this month up to $32,000.
That's an ambitious limit and I could use your help reaching it -- whether or not you can donate, I would really appreciate your boosts!
To have me match your donation:
1. Donate any amount at https://raicestexas.org/donate
2. FORWARD your email receipt to email@example.com.
Posting a screenshot is also encouraged, but forwarding receipts will help me track what I hope will be a lot of email!
See this is the one issue I had with #TheBelles (the first book in a #YoungAdult series). the animals weren't described because you were supposed to know what they were. For some reason I imagined like, little metal animals that can move around a bit. Not like "stick a cog on it" steampunk, like something artsy to match the setting, like if you made something artsy out of collectable teaspoons.
It wasn't until a certain scene in the book I realized they were living breathing animals
I want you to picture something and then describe it to me.
What is a "teacup elephant"?
What is a "teacup dragon"?
#AmReading "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
Hi #YAMGBookClub !
Wilder Girls - Rory Power
That Was Then, This is Now- S.E. Hinton
P.S. Longer Letter Later - Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin
Tangerine - Edward Bloor
Vote as you please. We might just do a "read one of them" month worst. I'm not entirely sure how August will go, so we'll see!
YAMG August nominations
Please choose August nominations.
So far we have Wilder Girls and maybe some older noms if we felt strongly about them.
Don't remember #HarryPotter 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. #AmWriting
The First Rule of Punk Through End
This book should have taught these middle grade readers the term "tool". As in "The Principal won't let us into the Talent Show for <bullshit> reasons. What a tool."
(cop would also work imo).
I do like the worry she can't sing in Spanish. I've sung in Spanish before. it really depends on the song.
But I grew up having to sing goddamn Cielito Lindo in class 😆
Also I felt really 😏 about figuring out a "surprise" in a Middle Grade book.
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