Our past meeting was certainly an interesting one. In addition to several new reads and reviews, some of our members had an intense debate about ‘Four Dead Queens’ by Astrid Scholte. One of the teens who read it was a fan, the other had lots of critiques of the book. Another person took it home at the end of the meeting, so we’ll see what they think! A book that gets people riled up and arguing is always a fun thing to have in a book club and I’m looking forward to future debates about it!
In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton
“Intriguing and meaningful historical fiction story with a good balance of romance, humor, and teenage fun.” –Shreeya
96 Words for Love by Ava Dash
“An amazingly written coming-of-age story including traveling to another country, falling in love, and finding yourself.” –Nicole
Spectacle by Jodie Lunn Zdrok
“Nathalie Baudin’s life is turned upside down when she begins having visions of a serial killer murdering their victims. This book is wonderfully written and the characters are greatly developed.” –Lauren
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
“A heartwarming and moving story of a Muslim teenager and her journey to stay with the girl she loves despite the conservative wishes of her homophobic parents. This book and its characters are incredibly real and well-written”–Shreeya
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg
“A wonderful story of two guys navigating the world around them together and helping each other find themselves.” –Jacqulyn
We’re meeting again on March 15th, but because it’s only been a week since our last meeting, there might be a few less reviews in the next post. Less time between meetings means less reading gets done!