|Adult YA Book Club|
Event Type: Book Discussion|
Age Group(s): Adult
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM
Adults who love reading novels written for teens are invited to a discussion in New Palestine. March's selection is "Etiquette & Espionage" by Gail Carriger. Ask for a copy of the book at the front desk.Library: HCPL - Sugar Creek Branch
"Etiquette & Espionage" is set in an alternate history version of Victorian era Britain where supernatural creatures, such as vampires and werewolves, are part of society. The protagonist is 14-year-old Sophronia, who enrolls in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But Sophronia finds out that this isn't an ordinary finishing school. In addition to dance, dress, and etiquette, she and her classmates are trained in the fine arts of espionage and assassination.
"Etiquette & Espionage" earned four starred reviews and hit the New York Times bestseller list its first week on sale. "Kirkus Reviews" noted that the book is lighter on romance than is typical in YA, but praises the silliness and genre-blending. "Publishers Weekly" praised Carriger's ability to weave in commentary about race and class amidst the lighthearted fun of the book. Other reviewers noted that Carriger successfully subverts the "action girl" young adult trope and that she successfully appeals to both age groups (adults and teens) without talking down to her young adult audience.
Location: Lilly Technology Room
Contact: Lindsay Cory
Contact Number: 317-861-6618
Presenter: Lindsay Cory, Tammy Balakin