Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Moss Bluff Book Chat: December 28, 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 28th meeting.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage is the first in a series of novels about a post-apocalyptic world in which people struggle to survive against vampire-like creatures, which were created by the government in a botched experiment for immortality. While the book is over 760 pages, Cronin’s writing is gripping and suspenseful enough to make his work hard to put down.

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones is the first book in the popular Young Adult “Mortal Instruments” series by author Cassandra Clare. The series centers around Shadowhunters, human demon-killers. With an array of supernatural creatures that includes vampires and werewolves, City of Bones is capable of satisfying those looking for an entertaining fill of fantasy.

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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer has made several short-lists for this year’s Newbery Award, and understandably so. Set in 1968, the book sees Delphine, 11, watching over her two younger sisters as they travel from Brooklyn to Oakland, California to meet their long-lost mother. The girls find themselves attending a Black Panther summer school. Williams-Garcia skillfully manages a refreshing, light-hearted take on controversial matters without discounting their importance.

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