Everyday Magic Book Club - Week 1
Discover our magical world!
Meets: Tuesday @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.
6/18, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, No meeting 6/25
Magic is everywhere! Discover secrets, stories, creatures, and more hiding in our world.
Best for ages 10-13.
$150 includes books, crafts, and snacks.
Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, June 5th.
Limited space. All book clubs & camps require RSVP/sign-up.
All book club students will receive a cool t-shirt.
Tentative titles: Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, Inkheart, Serpent’s Secret, Lost Property Office
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Isla Morley's The Last Blue takes place mainly in 1937 and a bit in the 1970s and is about Havens, a struggling photographer and his reporter sent by Roosevelt to document America’s working class. They are sent to Appalachia and encounter elusive-for-a-reason siblings who are Blue people. The photographer is instantly smitten, falls (literally) head over heels for Jubilee and tries to keep quiet about these folks in the hollers who are “different”. This historical fiction novel indicates clearly the depths of hatred some “right-colored” people have for people who are “different” (poverty, upbringing, skin color) from themselves but is finally, a luminous love story, with Havens learning to let go as Jubilee learns to stand up for herself. When I slow down my reading as I enter the last chapters of a book, I just want to stay within this book’s “walls” and not escape to the real world. - reviewed by Maureen