October 7, 2014

Our Middle School Book Club's First Read of the School Year: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

We had a lot of fun talking under the hala tree about Lisa McMann's first book in a series by the same name, The Unwanteds.

One thing missing from the book? Food! 

So we chose our favorite ... chocolate. This time, it was brownie crunch nibbles (School Kine cookies, Hawaii-based company). Yum!

These are the questions we posed:

     •Who was your favorite character?

     •Which character do you identify with the most?

     •What was your favorite spell?

     •What was your favorite moment?

Lots of great answers to these questions!

Since the author favorited our tweet (we were so thrilled),

we felt like she was in close reach.

If Club members had the chance, they would ask her the following questions:

     •How did you come up with the idea of The Unwanteds?

     •How long did it take you to write the book?

     •What inspired you to become an author?

The library purchased the other books in the series, and a couple of students are diving into them enthusiastically. Hurray!

This was a great pick (recommended by one of the Club members) for our first read of the year.

I Googled it before the meeting, of course, and found the author's superb study guide. Very detailed, and perfect for classes looking for an interesting, plot-twisting read.

Now, what will the Middle School Book Club pick as their next read?

We'll find out on Friday, at 11:45 .... Be there!

"Reading is dreaming with open eyes." --YoYo

Ms. Lindsay