Last month, North Platte's Jr. High Teen Book Club read Found, by Margaret Haddix. The general consensus was that this is a great book, and the group would highly recommend it. Most of the students have gone on to read the rest of the series as well.
Antioch Branch, January 3 at 6:30 pm. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For December, we are reading:
I have just discovered a genre of books that I never thought I'd like - the thriller. I've always told myself that I was not a mystery reader, but after reading a couple of these impossible-to-put down stories, I'm hooked!
The best thing about discovering a new genre is that there are so many new authors to explore. So far, I've enjoyed reading selections by John Sandford, Linwood Barclay, Cody McFadyen, Harlan Coben, Tom Rob Smith, and Lee Child.
For the August meeting, the Monday Mystery Book Club read Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey. One member pointed out that Dorsey is a good writer to keep the insanity going as effortlessly as he does; the others all agreed. That being said, the overall stoogish/sophomoric actions kept most from enjoying the book.
I picked up Plain Truth a couple years ago after watching the movie, My Sister’s Keeper, and subsequently reading the book of the same title. I had decided to read all of Picoult’s novels, because I was so moved by My Sister’s Keeper.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
June’s masterpiece was written by Frederick Douglass: slave, orator, and abolitionist. His narrative is considered one of the most important and influential writings of the abolitionist movement of the early nineteenth century in the United States. First published in 1845, Frederick Douglass’s Narrative "is an enlightening and incendiary text. Born into slavery, Douglass became the preeminent spokesman for his people during his life; his narrative is an unparalleled account of the dehumanizing effects of slavery and Douglass’s own triumph over it." (Random House Publishers)