Not YA Mama's Book Club

Children’s and Teen’s Specialist Laura G. leads a freestyle discussion on Young Adult books. This book club is strictly meant as a community for YA fans age 18 and older. Attending group members vote for the next month’s book at the end of each meeting. No need to worry if you haven’t read this month’s book, come and enjoy the discussion!

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 - 7 PM

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781534408975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2019

For Penny Lee, high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.

When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to, you know, see each other.


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