Last night saw our YA crime fiction book club meeting on Google+ Hangouts and it was an interesting one!
We discussed How to Fall by Jane Casey
You can watch the full meeting below. You can also subscribe to the book club YouTube playlist Here.
Everyone loved the book, the cast of characters, the underlying thread of bullying running throughout was handled really well and the writing was clean and really smart. It got a full thumbs up from the club. There is a second book following Jess and many would also read this.
We also discussed YA in general as a genre and you can see our thoughts in the video.
Next month we are reading –
The Chessmen by Peter May
A new start has brought new optimism for Fin Macleod. Now permanently re-settled on his Hebridean childhood home of the Isle of Lewis, the ex-Detective Inspector has been employed by a local landowner to oversee security on his estate: ostensibly a simple task for a man of Fin’s experience. When an investigation into illegal activity on the land brings Fin into contact with elusive local poacher and former school friend Whistler Macaskill, Fin is afforded an opportunity to connect with the happier days of his teenage years. But as Fin catches up with Whistler, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon – a ‘Bog Burst’ – which spontaneously drains a Lewis loch of its water, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side. Both men know what they will find inside – the body of friend and musician Roddy Mackenzie, whose flight disappeared more than seventeen years before. But when Whistler’s face appears to register something other than shock at the sight of Roddy’s remains, Fin feels an icy chill of apprehension. As he closes in on Whistler’s secret, Fin is unprepared for how the truth about the past will alter the course of the future.
The meeting is on Wednesday 16th July at 8pm GMT on Google+ Hangouts. The usual applies, new members are more than welcome, in fact we would love to see some. If you have been thinking about it, think no more, just pop along and see what how it goes. Just let me know beforehand so I can add you to the group on Google+.
Until next time!