Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Club Report

There were 14 of us at High School Book Club Tuesday night. We discussed Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, and although some thought nothing much happened in the course of the book, most felt the writing was good (maybe even a bit too lyrical) and the characters were compelling, and the book received high ratings—even one 10! The cumulative rating was 7.75.

For April, we are reading Marcelo in the Real World, by Francisco X. Stork. Our plan for May was to read Freak Show, by James St. James, but there were no copies available from our supplier, so it’s going to be either The Mockingbirds, by Daisy Whitney, or Black Hole Sun, by David Macinnis Gill.

Other books we considered:
Room, by Emma Donoghue
Sacred Scars, by Kathleen Duey
Elixir, by Hilary Duff
Push Not the River, by James Conroyd Martin
Born Blue, by Han Nolan
Nation, by Terry Pratchett

Sixteen attended Middle School Book Club at Buena Vista Wednesday night. We discussed Starship Academy: The Pearl Wars, the first book in a planned trilogy by Nick James. Everyone seemed to enjoy the book (a nice mix of sci fi and dystopia), particularly the rival protagonists Jesse and Cassius (IS Cassius the new Jace?), but we completely forgot to rate it. Oh, well. Next month, we will be reading Black Hole Sun, by David Macinnis Gill. Other books we considered:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor
Ten Little Indians/And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green
The Usual Rules, by Joyce Maynard

Middle School Book Club at Central is next Wednesday night. We will be (again) discussing Shiver.

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