Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book Club Report

There were 15 present at 6+7 Book Club on Tuesday night to discuss Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud. Everyone had a lot to say about the story, the characters, the ghosts, the crime, the time period, the anomalies…and almost everyone was a fan—the book received a rating of 7.5 out of 10. Next month’s book is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, and the following month we will read House of Secrets, by Christopher Columbus and Ned Vizzini. Other books we considered included:

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson
The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart
The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner

Wednesday night’s 8+9 Book Club was fairly well attended (10 of 11 members made it), and we had a low-key but interesting discussion of I Am the Weapon, by Allen Zadoff. Although there was a lot of criticism of certain aspects, it ended up being highly rated: The club awarded it a score of 7.75 out of 10, and one person rushed to the stacks to check out the sequel. Next month’s book is The Naturals, by Jennifer Lynne Barnes, and in December we will read Unspoken, by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Due to an ordering problem, we didn't have copies of The Naturals to pass out Wednesday night, but the book should be in by Friday or Monday--we'll email you when it's ready to be picked up.

Other books we considered (in no particular order):

The Rules of Disappearing, by Ashley Ellston
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
Every Soul A Star, by Wendy Maas
Switched, by Amanda Hocking
Also Known as Rowan Pohi, by Ralph Fletcher
Enchanted, by Alethea Kontis

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