Wanted: Teen Book Club Members
February 23, 2011
The Lee’s Summit Branch Teen Book Club (formerly The Vampire Support Group) is looking for teens that love to read teen fiction to join us each month. We meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the teen section of the library. Our club started out reading mostly paranormal fiction, but lately we’ve been branching out and we’re looking for recommendations. So, if you have some ideas, things you’ve read and loved, things you’ve been wanting to read, or anything else, come on down and check out a meeting.
This month we read and discussed Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin. I personally loved this book a lot, this was in fact the second time I’d read it. It’s about a 17 year old girl, Naomi, who gets amnesia after falling down the stairs at her school. Suddenly, she can’t remember anything about the last 4 years of her life and that, of course, complicates everything. The plot sounds a little like a soap opera (does anyone outside of soap opera-land actually ever get amnesia?), but the characters are so well developed that’s it completely believable and brings up a lot of interesting questions. As a book club, we gave this book 4.25 out of 5 stars, and would definitely recommend it to other readers out there, especially fans of realistic fiction. For your reading pleasure, we started to write a haiku synopsis of the book that I took the liberty of finishing up:
A girl falls down stairs.
Four years of memories lost.
Yep, amnesia sucks!
In keeping with the realistic fiction theme, next month’s title is Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. This will be the first book I’ve ever read by Sarah Dessen, so I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype. We will meet on Tuesday March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. to discuss. Copies are available at the circulation desk to check out, just ask any staff member. We hope to see you there, bonus points if you bring a haiku synopsis!
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