Reading Without Walls Book Club - Week 2
Meets: Wed. @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.
6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19
Expand your reading horizons! Read a book outside of your comfort zone. The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Tang Yang, has challenged readers to explore diverse voices, genres, and formats. We have taken up the challenge this summer with our book club aimed at ages 9-12.
$125 including 6 books with genres including: graphic novel, realistic fiction, historical fiction, poetry, mystery, and non-fiction.
Please include child's name and age in the comments section of your order.
A note of caution: this book will ensnare your life and you won’t be able to put it down until the final, anxiety-filled page is turned. On the surface, this is a pretty straightforward mystery: A supermodel with a troubled past is deemed by the police to have committed suicide when her body is found on the ground below the balcony of her posh London flat. But her brother thinks something more sinister is at play and enlists the help of private detective Cormoran Strike. But this book is anything but straightforward. Strike, a paraplegic war veteran investigates every claim with the precision he learned in the military. He also has a troubled past… his late mother lead a life riddled with addiction and adversity. And as Strike delves further into the life of the troubled model, his own past demons and memories color his investigation. Not only is this mystery masterfully written, plotted out, and riveting, it speaks authentically to a multitude of issues like how society judges women who lead unconventional lives, psychological trauma, and the trials and intricacies of family. (Also, this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). - Linnea