Wow! Patrick Ness's new book gave us a LOT to talk about on Tuesday night! More Than This was definitely a great title. Some liked the "purgatory" story line and were disappointed when it took a turn for science fiction, while others were uncomfortable with that and relieved by the dual-world pseudo post-apocalyptic nature of the story. There were lots of plot points, both good and bad, to discuss, and everyone had an opinion. The only thing we all agreed on was that we loved Tomasz! Twenty were in attendance, and the book received a rating of 7.5.
Next month's book discussion (hopefully as provocative) will be about I Am the Weapon, by Allen Zadoff. The following two months (because it kept being a tie when we voted) we will read Winger, by Andrew Smith, and Finnikin of the Rock, by Melina Marchetta (finally!). Other books we considered included:
Meet Me at the River, by Nina de Gramont Reality Boy, by A. S. King My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, by Seth Rudetsky The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson