Be careful…joining a book club just might be the death of you. It’s the summer before junior year, and Adrienne’s mom is ruining her life. As if being stuck home with a knee injury all summer didn’t sound bad enough, Adrienne is also forced out of her comfort zone and into a mom-mandated book club. The four unfortunate members of the Unbearable Book Club are about as different as they could be: average Adrienne, spoiled CeeCee, overachieving Jill, and total weirdo Wallis.
As the girls slog through the reading assignments for their AP English class, Adrienne starts to find that she has a real knack for literature and actually enjoys the books in spite of the opposition from the rest of the club. Her membership in the club is even beginning to afford her a newfound social life, though her late night rendezvous with flighty rich girl CeeCee get her into plenty of trouble.
The more they read and hang out together, Adrienne, CeeCee, Jill, and Wallis begin wading into more and more dangerous waters. By the end of the summer, Adrienne tells us in the very first chapter, someone will be dead. Who knew that a mother/daughter book club could cause so much turmoil?
Told in essay format by Adrienne, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls is a fast read filled with plenty of twists. 240 pages.
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland USA http://heyboobooks.tumblr.com