YA Book Club reads The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

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Book Clubs

Age Group:

Teens
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 12 to 18

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About this event:

Our monthly YA Book Club returns for virtual meetings! Join us each month to discuss a book we have all read. Participants must register in advance to receive their free copy of the book and the Zoom link.

Be sure to bring suggestions for future book club picks so we can choose books that YOU want to read!

At this meeting we will be discussing New York Times bestseller The Grace Year by Kim Liggett.

The resistance starts here...

No one speaks of the grace year.
It's forbidden.
We're told we have the power to lure grown men from their beds, make boys lose their minds, and drive the wives mad with jealousy. That's why we're banished for our sixteenth year, to release our magic into the wild before we're allowed to return to civilisation.
But I don't feel powerful.
I don't feel magical.

Tierney James lives in an isolated village where girls are banished at sixteen to the northern forest to brave the wilderness - and each other - for a year. They must rid themselves of their dangerous magic before returning purified and ready to marry - if they're lucky.

It is forbidden to speak of the grace year, but even so every girl knows that the coming year will change them - if they survive it...

A critically acclaimed page-turning feminist dystopia about a young woman trapped in an oppressive society, fighting to take control of her own life.