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BLHS YA Evergreen Book Club

Dates and Books:
Tuesdays @ Lunch in the Library!
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September through January Selections
Malice by Chris Wooding - (booktalk) - TUE Sep. 27th @ lunch    
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - (booktalk) - TUE Oct. 25th @ lunch
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - (booktalk / trailer) - TUE Nov. 22nd @ lunch
If I Stay by Gayle Forman - (booktalk / trailer) - TUE Dec. 20th @ lunch
The Maze Runner by James Dashner - (booktalk) TUE Jan. 24th @ lunch

10 reasons to join us...
1.  A book won’t break up with you
2.  A book goes with any outfit
3.  Your parents will wonder what you’re up to
4.  Books are better shared with others
5.  Book Club looks good on your list of extracurricular activities
6.  You can create your own virtual reality
7.  You burn more calories reading a book than watching TV
8.  Books are great company when waiting for others
9.  The book is better than the movie – almost always
10.  Books help us see the world through others' eyes 


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February through June Selections
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley - (booktalk / book trailer) - TUE Feb. 21st @ lunch
Swim the Fly by Don Calame - (booktalk / trailer) - TUE Mar. 20th @ lunch
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - (booktalk / trailer) - TUE Apr. 24th @ lunch
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld - (booktalk / trailer) - TUE May 22nd @ lunch
We Were Here by Matt De La Pena - (booktalk) - THUR June 14th @ lunch

Club Rules:
Share at least one thought about the book of the week, be respectful of others so they can do the same, and enjoy the time.
Students who read and attend the discussion for one book will be eligible for one of the five free copies of the next book!
You do not need to attend all meetings or meetings in a row to join.  Each discussion is about a different book, so choose books that interest you.
Food in the library is allowed at lunch for the book club only as long as it doesn't become a mess.

Evergreen YA Award and Voting:
All selections are 2012 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominees. Our school library has at least 1 copy per title for checkout, sometimes 5 unless it's available on one of our 5 Kindles, which students may check out with a permission form. Our public library has more.  All titles are available in paperback if you feel like shopping for one.
The Evergreen Award is given by the King County Library System which selects nominations based in interest and variety from teen recommendations.  The winner is selected by teen readers.  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins was the winner from 2011.   http://www.kcls.org/evergreen/
Vote for your favorite by March 15th with a library ballot or online. You must have read at least 2 books on the list to vote for a favorite; all high school students are eligible.
UPDATE: congratulations to The Maze Runner by James Dashner. 2012 Evergreen Award winner as voted by students and educators around Washington State!

Sequels:
If you liked...
Malice by Chris Wooding:
        book two is: Havoc
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater:
        books two and three are Linger and Forever
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan:
        books two and three are The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places
If I Stay by Gayle Forman:
         book two is Where She Went
The Maze Runner by James Dashner:
        books two and three are The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia:
        books two and three are Beautiful Darkness, and Beautiful Chaos
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld:
        books two and three are Behemoth and Goliath

last updated 3/6/12 by M. Teppo  melissa_teppo@sumnersd.org

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