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Pardon My Youth YA Book Club

Update 2/4/14: Pardon My Youth is currently on hiatus. We'll update this page when/if they have plans to come back. Meanwhile, check out some of the wonderful YA books listed below! 

Skylight is introducing a new book club for the young and young at heart! Each month we will feature and discuss a young adult book with young adult authors and librarians. No need to hide the fact that you're reading Harry Potter and Eclipse; now is the time to speak loudly and carry a young adult novel! 

They will be meeting at Skylight Books on the third Sunday of each month at 2pm.

Also, Cecil made a new webpage for Pardon My Youth! Check it out:

Questions? Contact Cecil at


June 2012 Ruby by Phillip Pullman 

May 2012 Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

April 2012 Unwind by Neil Shusterman

March 2012 Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick

February 2012 A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

November 2011 Phantom Tollboth by Norman Juster

June 2011: ASH by Malinda Lo (meeting on June 19th)

February 2010: Life as We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeiffer (Meeting postponed till 02/28)

March 2010: Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

April 2010:  How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff

May 2010: The First Part Last - Angela Johnson

June 2010: The Evolution of Calpurina Tate - Jacqueline Kelly

July 2010: The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness

August 2010: SUMMER VACATION! No meeting.

September 2010: Albatross by Josie Bloss

October 2010: Mare's War

November 2010: American Born Chinese

December 2010: Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

January 2011: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare



ISBN: 9781596431522
Availability: Available To Order
Published: First Second - September 5th, 2006

ISBN: 9780738714769
Availability: Special Order
Published: Flux - February 1st, 2010

ISBN: 9780805088410
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 12th, 2009

ISBN: 9780689849237
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Simon Pulse - January 2005

ISBN: 9780553376050
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

ISBN: 9780375832994
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2005

ISBN: 9780439838801
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Push - September 2007

(Reading July 2009) The protagonist of this astonishing debut is a young, African-American teen who can't get a break. Tyrell is living (for now) with his spaced-out mother and little brother in a homeless shelter. He feels he needs to score some money to make things better. Will he end up following in his fathers footsteps?

ISBN: 9780142402085
Availability: Available To Order
Published: Speak - November 2004

ISBN: 9781416938972
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon Pulse - May 22nd, 2007