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Throwback Paperback is a book club podcast on the Nerd Party network hosted by best friends Asia Bonilla and Charles Scheland. Asia and Charles share young adult books with each other
that one of them read, but the other never got to, and they see how these young adult staples
appear when read or re-read as adults. Every week, they assign which book and chapters they
will be covering the following week and they start with a brief summary if you can’t read along.
Then they dive into the plot, themes, and experience of favorite young adult books. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast The Nerd Party

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Throwback Paperback is a book club podcast on the Nerd Party network hosted by best friends Asia Bonilla and Charles Scheland. Asia and Charles share young adult books with each other
that one of them read, but the other never got to, and they see how these young adult staples
appear when read or re-read as adults. Every week, they assign which book and chapters they
will be covering the following week and they start with a brief summary if you can’t read along.
Then they dive into the plot, themes, and experience of favorite young adult books. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

    Episode 58 - Insurgent: Chapters 1-24

    Episode 58 - Insurgent: Chapters 1-24

    Diving into the second book of the series, the war effort continues, and the reader's confusion starts to grow. As the romance struggles, so does our enjoyment of the series. The plot does start to feel messy, and when Charles gets confused, he luckily has Asia to guide him through. More and more of the world-building and character choices start to unravel, and the lack of logic does start to wear us down. Ironically though, we can sense even more unhinging coming up ahead.

    Next week we will be reading chapters 25-47 of book 2 in the series, Insurgent.


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    Episode 57 - Divergent: Chapters 21-39

    Episode 57 - Divergent: Chapters 21-39

    We go 0 to 100 real quick as we wrap up Dauntless initiation and immediately get into the overarching of the series, the Erudite-initiated war. Tris and her ability to escape simulations is pivotal, but this is when we start to see some continuity cracks. The ending is quite polarizing, but for once, we actually agree on how to respond. The romance is also doing it for us still as we finish the first book of the trilogy.

    Next week we will be reading chapters 1-24 of book 2 in the series, Insurgent.


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    Episode 56 - Divergent: Chapters 1-20

    Episode 56 - Divergent: Chapters 1-20

    This week we are choosing our factions as we start the Divergent Trilogy! We are entering the world of Tris Prior as she makes the monumental decision to leave the selfless Abnegation and join the brave Dauntless. There’s a lot of romance and sexual tension, so of course your two co-hosts love that part of the story. We also get into the building mysteries, and we’re excited to uncover the answers. What faction do you think each of the hosts would have come from and which one would they have chosen?

    Next week we will be reading chapters 21-39 of book 1 in the series, Divergent.


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    Episode 55 - Son: Chapters 23-45

    Episode 55 - Son: Chapters 23-45

    As we wrap up the series, we end up feeling more and more like Messenger and less and less like The Giver. We continue Claire’s story as she reclaims her memories, climbs out of the ditch, and finds her way to Gabe. We debate Claire’s trade as well as the successes and failures of the series. Would we recommend this series to a friend? Does the ending really stack up to the hype? How does the whole series feel as we finish it up? You’ll have to listen to find out.

    Next week we will be reading chapters 1-20 of Divergent, book 1 in our new series, Divergent.


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    Episode 54 - Son: Chapters 1-22

    Episode 54 - Son: Chapters 1-22

    It’s time for the final book of The Giver Quartet. This final book is called Son, and we return to Jonas’ original community. We are following Gabriel’s birthmother, Claire, as she gives birth to Gabe, is dismissed from being a birthmother and starts to rebel against the community. We thoroughly enjoy returning to Jonas’ community as that dystopian set-up is what we have enjoyed the most. Join us on Claire’s journey as we get close to finishing the series.

    Next week we will be reading chapters 23-45 of book 4 in the series, Son.


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    Episode 53 - Messenger: Chapters 12-21

    Episode 53 - Messenger: Chapters 12-21

    In an excoriation of an episode, we wrap up Messenger. Make sure you listen to hear how we respond to all of the suspense built up in the first half of the book. This episode is rather quick as the reading is short, but we cover many perspectives on the resolution of the book. There’s a discussion of the powers of the protagonists, the worldbuilding, and arc of this particular novel. Once again, we confront the idea that these books all feel like separate books, rather than a cohesive series.

    Next week we will be reading chapters 1-22 of book 4 in the series, Son.


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Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Shawndorman ,

Add this to your ‘must-listens’

Avid reader? Why not revisit all your Young Adult favorites with Throwback Paperback? Starting with the Percy Jackson series, the show’s amazing hosts Asia and Charles go through a number of childhood classics to determine whether or not they still hold up today. So, so good.

triddell24 ,

Great chemistry

Great chemistry and insight. Asia and Charles friendship comes through and it enhances the book club experience. You feel like you’re right there with them. Make sure to not sleep on this subscription!

JSJOSHJS ,

A Must-Listen Podcast

Charles and Asia are brilliant hosts. I love listening to them talk about the different books in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. They transport me back to my Middle School days with their content. They definitely let their personalities shine through while keeping me both engaged and entertained. I usually do not like podcasts, but Charles and Asia keep me interested. I can’t wait to see how they develop their podcast even more as time goes on. Everybody should listen to them!

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