Words of Wisdom

"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."
--C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Books Chosen! Meeting Date? Not So Much.

The books for our next meeting are.....

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.

Three Times Lucky by
Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since.

These are both middle-grade titles (ages 9-12) and it will be so interesting to compare the two. Both have received a lot of kudos, but I'm really excited to see what you all think.

The bigger question is, when do we meet? I am available in July until the 20th. Is anyone up for meeting July 8, 9, 15, or 16? I'm hoping we can pull this off before September! Let me know.

As an aside.... At the last meeting, we were a small but committed group. Everyone had a lot to say about Code Name Verity and I think we all left each other feeling enriched by the complexity of the book and the depth of our conversation. Bravo!

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