Radical Readers – YA Summer Book Club

Radical Readers

This summer, we will have three meeting of the Radical Readers Teen Book Club. For a short read, choose Clockwork.   If you are interested in a title found in the adult fiction room, give The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a try. You can read all three or just one. It is all up to you. Attending these events gets you more tickets in our weekly prize drawing. 


Wednesday, July 16 @ 2pm

If you have a sibling in Science in the Summer, join us to discuss Clockwork by Philip Pullman. This short read will be taking place during one of the SIS meetings.

From Amazon: “Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you’ve wend them up, nothing will stop them …A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour – and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil …Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter’s evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre – and unstoppable – way. Almost like clockwork …”

Monday, July 30 @ 3pm

 Join us for a book discussion for Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick. Lucky participants will receive a signed copy of a book. This is a great choice for any one who participated in the 2014 Reading Olympics. This book was on the list! Come discuss it if you have read it already.

From Amazon:  “16-year-old Alex decides to get even. His parents are separated, his father is dating his former third-grade teacher, and being 16 isn’t easy, especially when it comes to girls. Instead of revenge though, Alex ends up in trouble with the law and is ordered to do community service at a senior center where he is assigned to Solomon Lewis, a “difficult” senior with a lot of gusto, advice for Alex, and a puzzling (yet colorful) Yiddish vocabulary. Eventually, the pair learn to deal with their past and each other in ways that are humorous, entertaining, and life-changing.”




Tuesday, August 5 @ 2pm

 Join us while we discuss the Alex Award winner, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. The Alex Award is given to novels that were written for adults that would appeal to teens. Stop by Nicole’s desk for a copy of this book.

From Amazon: “Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.”



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