ROYAL is Spellbound’s monthly book club for adult Readers of Young Adult Literature. Anyone over 18 is welcome, no RSVP necessary. We generally meet the first Sunday of each month at 4:00PM. Book club selections are always 20% off until the day of the meeting.
May title: Slam! by Nick Hornby
Hornby’s first novel for young adults is a wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy who is unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood.
“Things had been ticking along quite nicely. My teachers suddenly started talking to me about going to college, my mum had ditched her rubbish boyfriend, and I had a gorgeous new girlfriend. You know that bit in a film when they show couples laughing and holding hands and kissing in lots of different places while a song plays? Alicia and I were like that, except we didn’t go to lots of different places. We went to about three, including Alicia’s bedroom. Anyway. It took years for everything to come together like that, and it took two seconds to screw it all up. One mistake and my life would never be the same.”
Retail price: $16.00
Spellbound price: $12.80