Friday, March 11, 2016
March Book Club Report
Comments about Mia Thermopolis were hotly contested, with some saying that her interminable whining about algebra and flat-chestedness were annoying, while others maintained that since the book is written in the form of a diary, it is necessary to be extra forgiving about its contents, since a ninth-grade girl would say in a diary a lot of things she wouldn't normally reveal. We all agreed that she was unbelievably naive about the true nature of her father's family and status, and also that the idea of having a parent dating one of our teachers was beyond creepy.
In the end, the ratings ran the gamut, with seven ratings of a perfect 10 down to three ratings of a dismal one! The final score, considering the spread, was a respectable 7.5.
For next month's discussion, we are reading The Eighth Day, by Dianne K. Salerni. And for our final book of the year in May, we will read I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter.
Counting by Sevens, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith
The Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pearson
A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne
Earth Girl, by Janet Edwards
The Force Awakens, by Alan Dean Foster
House Arrest, by K. A. Holt
The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson
Virtuosity, by Jessica Martinez
The Wish List, by Eoin Colfer
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 12.
Next month we will (finally!) read and discuss The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey. The book chosen for May was Etiquette & Espionage, by Gail Carriger.
I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Nearly Gone, by Elle Cosimano
I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore
Our next meeting is on April 13.