Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Moss Bluff Book Chat: December 21, 2010

Book Chat is a weekly meeting at the Moss Bluff Library that allows people to get together and discuss what they are currently reading, as well as get ideas on what to read next. Below are a few books readers discussed at the December 21st meeting.

Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

In Blackbird House, Alice Hoffman spans several eras with stories about various inhabitants of the titular Blackbird House, a farm house in Cape Cod. The stories begin in colonial times and extend to the modern day, introducing the reader to a variety of rich characters. The characters include an array of strong women, but the novel's charm is Hoffman's ability to tie together several complex and fascinating stories.

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner is a Young Adult novel which centers around a teen named Thomas. Thomas awakes in an elevator in the mysterious place known as “The Glade.” Knowing only his name, Thomas is greeted by several other young men who share his lack of memories. The boys have been doing their best to survive while attempting to find a way to escape – the key to which lies in a maze whose pattern changes nightly. The novel is suspenseful and may appeal to reluctant young readers and lovers of dystopian literature alike.

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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

Another great pick for lovers of thrills and suspense is the Stephen King novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. The main character Trisha is only nine when she becomes separated from her family and lost in the woods for over a week. The novel sees Trisha fight for her life through obstacles ranging from basic survival needs to nightmarish encounters with dangerous creatures. Like most King fare, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is not for the weak of heart and may haunt its readers for years.

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(Images from http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385514019; http://www.randomhouse.com/teens/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385737944; http://books.simonandschuster.com/Girl-Who-Loved-Tom-Gordon/Stephen-King/9780684867625)

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