Do you have an opinion about the books you read? Do you want to talk with other teens about what you’ve read? Irvington Library hosts a Teen Book Discussion Group the 3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Our August 20 meeting, features the mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. After a dog is murdered a teen decides to find out what happened.
For September 17, we are reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Leaving his safe, boring, and familiar life for the unknown of a boarding school, Pudge discovers a richer, but less safe life. Teens who want to join the discussion can pick up their own (yes, to keep) copy of the book of the month at the Information Desk at Irvington Library.
Have you ever been in or wanted to be in a book club? Or maybe a better question is “what is a book club?” One definition is: a small informal group that meets to discuss books and related topics. Book clubs are different depending on who is involved. There might be activities or crafts. There are also online book clubs that don’t meet in person, instead the “discussion” is typed by those who are participating. A book club is a good way to share your thoughts and hear what others think about books and authors. You might meet new people. If the book club meets at the library, you may get the chance to read some of the newest releases. Here in Indy, Book Clubs for young people are being hosted at the Brightwood Branch, the Fountain Square Branch, the Pike Branch and the Warren Branch. You could also start your own Book Club. The library has both books about starting a book club and books with stories about book clubs. What do you think about book clubs?
Here are just a few books that would be good book club titles:
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
A Dog´s Life Ann M. Martin
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin