Hello, my lovely readers! I’ve been quiet lately because my youngest had to have surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids. It’s an experience that deserves its own post. For now, I want to direct your attention to a book blog in which I’m a part of.
The YA Club is about books and more books, specifically Young Adult/Teen books. It’s a group created by writers, but the focus is solely on reading. We spotlight books we’re reading, books we’re waiting for, author interviews, book giveaways, and occasionally, we’ll fangirl over characters we love, and so on. So come join us for some book love and lots of fun!
From the Who We Are page:
More than thirty years ago, Brian Johnson wrote an epic letter to Mr. Vernon in John Hughes’s now-classic film The Breakfast Club telling him who he and his classmates thought they were. Five students, all from different school cliques, served detention one Saturday in March, initially seeing one another—as Shermer High School’s dean did—as their labels, and not as their identities.
The Breakfast Club resonated with so many teens in the 1980s and over the years since since because of the way it ripped apart those classifications. But decades later, those labels still exist, even though the lines are a little more blurred. Contemporary YA books reflect that (or should). As Brian wrote in his letter that afternoon, “each one of us is a brain and an athlete and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal.”
That’s who we are.
We are the YA Club.
Come on, you know you want to be cool like us. *winks*
Click on the image to visit The YA Club!
I designed the header! Isn’t it pretty?
Guess which one I am?