YA Book Club — Carry On

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YA Book Club recap by Kara Eng, grade 11 Summary: Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, […]

Raven Boys — discussion recap

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It’s summer!  Our book discussion summer series “Claws to Read” starts off with… The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Find it in our library:  The Raven Boys Summary:  Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, […]

Ruin and Rising — Teen Review

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–review by Kara, teen reviewer Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ***SPOILERS for those who have not read the first two books in the series: Shadow and Bone & Siege and Storm.*** We last saw Alinas as she was going underground with the Apparat and we pick up with her being surrounded by a cult that […]

Shadow and Bone — discussion recap

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May’s book discussion pick was Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo     What we did Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo brightened up our meeting by joining us via Skype!  Each attendee asked multiple questions about the book, her ideas, and career.  We also discussed her book at length afterwards.  Overall, Shadow and Bone […]