We held our first MUHS Student Book Club meeting yesterday and had a nice discussion about Veronica Roth's Carve the Mark, listened to her NPR interview about the book, and polished off six batches of pancakes. Members in attendance selected the next two books. For our October 11th meeting we will read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and for our November 15th meeting we will read Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.
Our club meets about one Thursday a month from 8AM to 8:45AM in the library's conference room and is open to all students. No registration is required and you do not need to attend every meeting. If one of the books mentioned above intrigues you, stop by the library and check out a copy.
October 11 Book
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.November 15th Book
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (book 1 in the Wheel of Time series)
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.