For November's Book Club, we read A World Below by Wesley King. Finn, Ian and Mark were present. This is what we discussed.
Let's talk about the book's set up. Did you like how it was told in sections labeled "A Month Before" and "Two Hours After"? Do you think it added to the book?
How did you feel about the fact that the book had three narrators? Were you ever confused about who was speaking? Did you prefer one narrator over the other?
Could you envision yourself in Mr. Baker's 8th graders places? How do you think you would do in such an emergency?
Describe Eric and Silvia. Do any parts of them remind you of yourself or someone you know?
Did this book remind you of any others you have read? The characters, the setting, the themes discussed?
Why did Jana's group break off from Carlos's?
Did you find any of this book confusing?
Do you think it is realistic that everyone survived the earthquake and its aftermath?The ending seemed to be set up for a sequel. Would you read it?
Please rate this story between 1 and 5, with 1 being the worst book you've ever read and 5 being one of the best.
For December's Book Club, we will be Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt.
Thirteen-year-old Nicki Demere is an orphan and a kleptomaniac, making her the perfect girl to portray the Trevors' daughter in witness protection, but she soon learns that the biggest threat to her new family's security comes from her own past.
We will meet on Wednesday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. Please be sure to pick up a copy of the library book and register for each session of Book Club at the Circulation Desk.