Do you love reading YA books, and want to talk with other adults about them? Do you wish these books were around when you were a kid, and you had someone to talk with about them then? This group will give you that chance. We will discuss both new and classic YA lit--whatever the group decides. If you are over 40, living in the Philadelphia area and delight in talking about books, this group is for you. I am starting this group to share my excitement of this genre.
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"The word hype was invented to describe books like this." --Refinery29
There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in the city of Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with this lesson all their life. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature made of horns and colors and claws, who emerges from one of her mother's paintings and a drop of Jam's blood, she must reconsider what she's been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster, and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption's house. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question--How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?
Acclaimed novelist Akwaeke Emezi makes their riveting and timely young adult debut with a book that asks difficult questions about what choices you can make when the society around you is in denial.
"Like [Madeleine] L'Engle, Akwaeke Emezi asks questions of good and evil and agency, all wrapped up in the terrifying and glorious spectacle of fantastical theology."- NPR