(Not So) Young Adult Book Club Meeting

Sunday, May 2111:00 AM—12:00 PMSudolnik Conference RoomLunenburg Public Library1023 Massachusets Ave., Lunenburg, MA, 01462

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club is for those adults who love reading YA books (you know who you are) but teens are totally welcome to join us too! This is a hybrid book club, you can join us virtually over Zoom if you can't make it to the library to meet in person!

At this meeting, we'll be discussing How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao, copies will be available in April to check out at the library. If you're interested in YA books and participating in this book club, please come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book! We are open to interested readers of all genres of YA! Hope to see you there!

If you plan on attending in person, registration is suggested. Registration is required if you plan on participating virtually to receive the Zoom meeting information. *Please note that the main library will not be open during the book club meeting*

Published in 2021, this is a dark academia story of high-achieving Asian Americans in a competitive educational environment that raises questions about the structure of our hyper-competitive school environments, strict upbringings, racial identity, the model minority myth, and the sacrifices we make to maintain the narrative and image of immigrant success--which may or may not be worth it, in the end. As the author says, "tread carefully, reader, for this is how we fall apart."

Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead. Nancy is even more shocked when word starts to spread that she and her friends--Krystal, Akil, and Alexander--are the prime suspects, thanks to "The Proctor," someone anonymously incriminating them via the school's social media app.

They all used to be Jamie's closest friends, and she knew each of their deepest, darkest secrets. Now, somehow The Proctor knows them, too. The four must uncover the true killer before The Proctor exposes more than they can bear and costs them more than they can afford, like Nancy's full scholarship. Soon, Nancy suspects that her friends may be keeping secrets from her, too.

Students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.

Registration for this event has now closed.