Teenage animal lovers and veg*ns should not miss fine YA novel. I only regret that it is available only as an e-book, as I would have liked to have purchased it for my library.
Set in 1991, Ahimsa Club is the story of high school student Valerie, her best friend Angie, and a life-changing school assembly. After viewing a slideshow hosted by plucky British activist April Kirk (no big mystery whom she is based upon), the previously unaware Valerie must face some unpleasant facts about how her food reaches her plate. She decides to become a vegetarian and form an animal advocacy club at her school.
Val experiences the highs and lows that will be instantly recognizable to any young person who has taken up a cause.