One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
I love reading YA novels. I might be 33, but I find them so refreshing, bold, inventive, and exciting (and there’s more to the genre than vampire novels). After a brief email exchange with fellow YA aficionado Corinne Bowen, I realized that we were gushing about books that we were reading. And so often after I finish a YA book, I have no one to talk to about how amazing it is or how I felt. (You know that feeling when you think,”Everyone must read this!”) Many of my friends are in book clubs, but I wanted to start a virtual YA book club to connect with the huge community of readers who love this genre as much as I do.
How will this work?
Step #1: We choose the books we want to read.
Step #2: I’ll write a post with a due date, a general premise of the book, and a little bit about the author.
Step #3: On the due date, I’ll post up some discussion questions and my general thoughts on the book. In the comments section, chime in with your thoughts, questions, raves, and rants. As things progress, we can even host Twitter chats (possibly with the author) or even start a Facebook group to discuss it even more. We’ll see how things go.
let’s get started!
I asked for YA book suggestions from readers who were interested in joining this open-to-everyone book club and here were the suggestions. Vote for what you want to read—even write-in more suggestions!—and we’ll start reading the ones with the most votes. I’d like to kick off our discussion in September.
Hi, I'm Jennifer Chen. I'm a magazine writer & editor, young adult author, and lover of vegan food and all things crafty. For more info about me, please check out my writing samples, bio, and contact info.