15 YAYAs met on Tuesday, October 4 to discuss The Compound, by S.A. Bodeen. The opinions varied from "Hated it!" to "Loved it!" with the lovers outweighing the ones who disliked it.
Dislikes mentioned the novel was predictable or simply had a general disdain for all things apocalyptic. The lovers liked the action and suspense of the story.
Everyone was uncomfortable with the purpose of The Supplements - gotta read it to understand. Just know two YAYA brothers are threatening younger siblings at home that they are "Supplements." This could be bad for the little brother and sister!
The Alexander Friends of the Library also paid the YAYAs a visit at the meeting and bestowed upon each teen a free Friends' membership for a year! Cool beans. This entitles each of them to get into the book sale early and gets them 20% off at Barnes & Noble in Hickory.
And, to top it off, the Friends agreed to sponsor the YAYAs visit to Asheville, NC on October 20 to see John Green, author of the Michael L. Printz award winning novel, Looking for Alaska. 10 club members plan to make that trip.
The YAYAs were very excited by the generosity of the Friends and wish to thank them for believing in the book club. Several YAYAs have volunteered many hours of service to the library for summer reading, Friends sales, and special programs through the years.
I want to thank all the YAYAs and the Friends of the Library for their support of the library. Y'all rock!
Next month, the YAYAs will discuss Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. That meeting will be on November 1.
TPH is Tuesday, October 11 - 3:30 pm at The Spilled Bean. Come join us for poetry and art galore. Remember, we are adding photography so if you have pics to share, bring those, too!
Have a great weekend!