The NSYA book group will be reading The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan. Our discussion will be on July 14 at 7pm in the Robbins Library Conference Room.
Here’s a description of the book from Goodreads:
“Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim’s surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher.
Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their love.”
We have plenty of copies of the book set aside at the circulation desk. Hope to see many of you next month to discuss it!
If you’re unfamiliar with this group, we’re all adults who read and discuss books written for teenagers. It’s a casual friendly group and we hope you’ll join us soon!