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ROYAL Book Club: If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say
ROYAL is our monthly book club for adult Readers of Young Adult Literature. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend, no registration or purchase necessary. New people are always welcome! Just read the book (or at least start it) and show up for a friendly discussion. You can also join our Facebook group for ROYAL Book Club and discuss the club and the books we're reading in between meetings or as a way to join the discussion even if you can't attend in person!
About this month's book:
A novel about public shaming in the internet age, the power of words, the cumulative destructiveness of microaggressions, and the pressing need for empathy by Leila Sales.
"Sales (This Song Will Save Your Life) tackles a thoroughly modern problem, and she is careful to stay within the gray, neither condoning Winter’s explanation nor fully embracing the meaningless apology. A nuanced approach to how the internet encourages the dehumanization of users gives this novel its realistic tone and serves as a strong warning to teens (and their parents)"—Publishers Weekly
"This is a sharp, incisive novel about culpability in the digital age. Winter’s not quite the villain the world thinks, but neither is she entirely innocent. For teens especially, this will offer valuable perspective on the effect words can have."—Booklist
"A thoughtful, compulsively readable story of a twenty-first century teen's worst nightmare come true." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred review
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
640 Merrimon Avenue
at The Hop
Asheville, NC 28804