The Young@Heart Book Club

The Young@Heart Book Club

The Young@Heart Book Club is open to adults who enjoy reading YA fiction. New members are always welcome!

The group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Laurel Village

3515 California St.

San Francisco, CA 94118

415.221.3666

 

 

 

We Were Liars (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press, 5/2014
August 2014 Selection: From the author of the National Book Award finalist "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" comes the story of the kids of a distinguished family whose friendship turns toxic because of a generations-old secret.

Going Over (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781452124575
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Published: Chronicle Books, 4/2014
May 2014 Selection: It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way? National Book Award finalist Beth Kephart presents a story of daring and sacrifice, and love that will not wait.

Midwinterblood (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781596438002
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Published: Roaring Brook Press, 2/2013
April 2014 Selection:

Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined--this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice.

An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2013
A "Kirkus Reviews "Best Teen Book of 2013

Dangerous Girls (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781442486591
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Published: Simon Pulse, 7/2013
March 2014 Selection: Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that's ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination.
It's Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives.
But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend's killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love.
Awaiting the judge's decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone ever imagined...

Two Boys Kissing (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780307931900
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 10/2013
February 2014 Selection: In his follow-up to the "New York Times" bestselling "Every Day," David Levithan, co-author of bestsellers "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record--all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites--all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.
"The Los Angeles Times" called "Two Boys Kissing" "Open, frank and ultimately optimistic," and "Entertainment Weekly "gave the novel an A-. With David's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, "Two Boys Kissing" serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David's YA debut and breakthrough, "Boy Meets Boy, "which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.

Out of The Easy (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780399256929
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Published: Philomel, 2/2013
January 2014 Selection: "A haunting peek at the life of a teenage girl in 1950s New Orleans." --"Entertainment Weekly"
It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.
Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test. With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel "Between Shades of Gray, " Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

Eleanor & Park (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 2/2013
November 2013 Selection:

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love--and just how hard it pulled you under.

"Eleanor & Park" is the winner of the 2013 "Boston Globe" Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.

A "Publishers Weekly" Best Children's Book of 2013

$19.00
ISBN-13: 9780316213103
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9/2013
October 2013 Selection: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
"The Coldest Girl in Coldtown "is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

September Girls (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780061255632
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Published: Harper Teen, 5/2013
August 2013 Selection: In September Girls, Sam is spending the summer in a beach town filled with beautiful blond girls who all seem inexplicably attracted to him. But that's not the only reason why he thinks the Girls are strange. They only wear flats because heels make their feet bleed. They never go swimming in the water. And they all want something from him. Sam finds himself in an unexpected summer romance when he falls for one of the Girls, DeeDee. But as they get closer, she pulls away without explanation. Sam knows that if he is going to win her back, he'll have to learn the Girls' secret. Bennett Madison, author of The Blonde of the Joke, brings a mix of lyrical writing, psychologically complex characters, and sardonic humor to this YA coming-of-age novel about first love...and mermaids.

Breathe (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062118691
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Published: Greenwillow Books, 10/2012
July 2013 Selection:

The world has no air. If you want to survive, you pay to breathe. But what if you can't? And what if you think everything could be different? Three teens will leave everything they know behind in Sarah Crossan's gripping and original dystopian teen novel of danger, longing, and glimmering hope that will appeal to fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth.

National Book Award Finalist Kathleen Duey called Breathe "An amazing story! Sit down. Inhale. Now, while you still can." Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in glass domes full of manufactured air. Protected . . . or trapped? Or controlled? Alina's a revolutionary who believes we can save the environment. Quinn's a Premium who's never had to worry about having enough air. His best friend, Bea, is an Auxiliary who's never worried about anything but having enough air. When the three cross paths, they will change everything. Sarah Crossan's thrilling and provocative novel is about passion, about yearning for something better, and about breaking free for the very first time. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books proclaims it an "action-packed dystopian series opener to watch out for."

Ask the Passengers (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780316194686
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 10/2012
June 2013 Selection: Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, but they're the only people who won't judge her when she asks them her most personal questions . . . like what it means that she's falling in love with a girl.
As her secret relationship becomes more intense and her friends demand answers, Astrid has nowhere left to turn. She can't share the truth with anyone except the people at thirty thousand feet, and they don't even know she's there. But little does Astrid know just how much even the tiniest connection will affect these strangers' lives--and her own--for the better.
In this truly original portrayal of a girl struggling to break free of society's definitions, Printz Honor author A.S. King asks readers to question "everything"--and offers hope to those who will never stop seeking real love.

Just One Day (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780525425915
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Published: Dutton Juvenile, 1/2013
May 2013 Selection: A breathtaking journey toward self discovery and true love, from the international bestselling author of "If I Stay"
When sheltered American good girl Allyson first encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem at an underground performance of Twelfth Night, there's an undeniable spark. So when fate brings them together a second time, Allyson takes an uncharacteristic leap, changes course, and follows Willem to Paris. After just one day together, the spark bursts into a flame . . . until Allyson wakes up after a whirlwind day shocked to discover that Willem is gone.
A life upended in one day turns into a year of self-discovery as Allyson embarks on a journey to break free from a lifetime of limits in order to find her true passions, and maybe even a true love.
"Just One Day" is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem's story--"Just One Year"--is coming in Fall 2013!

Also Known As (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780802733900
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Published: Walker Childrens, 2/2013
April 2013 Selection: Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good "and "bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover.

The Diviners (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780316126113
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9/2012
February 2013 Selection: Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780316133975
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 11/2012
January 2013 Selection: In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke & Bone," Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, "Days of Blood & Starlight" finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For "hope."
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

Every Day (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780307931887
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 8/2012
November 2012 Selection:

Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There's never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It's all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with--day in, day out, day after day.
With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of "Will Grayson, Will Grayson," and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A's world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day.


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780316182881
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 4/2012
October 2012 Selection: It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever.
Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune.
Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan.
Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780375868436
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Published: Schwartz & Wade, 4/2012
September 2012 Pick: When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder. Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

Code Name Verity (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781423152194
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Published: Disney-Hyperion, 5/2012
August 2012 Pick: Oct. 11th, 1943--A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.