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Join Our Next YA Cancer Book Club!

young adult cancer book club

Round 5 of Lacuna Loft’s Young Adult Cancer Book Club is starting soon!  We’ll start with Chapter 1 on Monday, September 11.  The book, as chosen by you, is…drumroll please…The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot!  It was, once again, a very close race between two of the book choices!  The 2nd place book will be our Round 6 book club read.  So much to look forward to!

Lacuna Loft is offering a free book to 24 young adult cancer survivors or caregivers. To get your free book, fill out the form below.  If you’d like to request one of the free books, we’re asking that in exchange, you write a paragraph commentary about one of the book’s chapters.  When you fill out the form, we’ll send you your chapter assignment and when the deadline for your commentary is.

I’m so excited to read this book together!  [Update:  We are out of books!  Please know that you can still participate!]

I am super excited for the book club to be starting its 5th round.  Round 1Round 2, Round 3, and Round 4 were a huge success and I expect nothing less from Round 5!  Each week, young adult cancer survivors and caregivers will share comments on the book, as well as personal thoughts and stories.  After we’ve completed the book, we’ll have a video chat where people can talk with one another about the book and life in general.

There are several ways for you to be involved in the book club.

  1.  Read the book along with us and check out the Young Adult Voices blog each Monday for the next book chapter’s installment!
  2. If you get behind, check out this page for all of the posts for Round 5 of the book club.
  3. If you’d like to contribute your comments about a chapter, email at least a few days ahead of the Monday when that chapter will be discussed, with your comments and a short bio of yourself.

If you’d prefer to order yourself a book, you can find it listed on Amazon here…(remember to order using Amazon Smile and choose to support Lacuna Loft!)

Here are some logistics:

We will talk about a chapter each Monday until the book is done.  If Monday happens to be a holiday, then the post will publish on Tuesday.  Once we finish the book, we’ll use one more Monday to talk about general feelings from the book and anything else you’d like to discuss.  We’ll also have a video chat book club discussion at the end!  Join in, in the comments every week!  Also, there will probably be spoilers so read along with us!

Excited about the young adult cancer book club?  Have any suggestions for future reads?  Let us know!